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Update on the NCVS Instrument Redesign Results from a National Field Test

June 2022

This webinar provides updates on efforts by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to redesign the entire National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument. It describes results from a large-scale national field test of the NCVS Instrument Redesign, specifically the performance of the current NCVS instrument and procedures to the new instrument.

 

University of Maryland NCVS Research Forum Session 3: NCVS User Workshop

May 2022

Session 3 of the UMD NCVS Research Forum presents an overview of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) structure and sample design, and provide hands-on training to assist in properly analyzing the NCVS public-use data. Using SPSS, workshop participants will build on concepts learned in past trainings and cover fundamentals required for working with the data and tools available on https://bjs.ojp.gov.

 

University of Maryland NCVS Research Forum Session 2: NCVS Research Highlights

April 2022

Session 2 of the UMD NCVS Research Forum, panelists describe recent research related to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). This panel includes presentations from BJS statisticians on trends in criminal victimization, stalking, and crimes committed against persons with disabilities. Also, independent researchers present work on the topic of hate crimes and the use of victim services.

University of Maryland NCVS Research Forum Session 1: NCVS Roundtable Discussion

April 2022

In Session 1 of the UMD NCVS Research Forum, researchers with expertise related to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) are invited to participate in a moderated discussion on topics relevant to the NCVS including how the NCVS can be used to illuminate the problems of crime and victimization, ways to use the survey, and advice to scholars interested in using the NCVS for their research.

 

Establishing New Methods for Estimating Crime in the U.S.—The Transition to Incident-Based Crime Reporting through NIBRS

February 2022

This webinar hosted by BJS and FBI staff discusses their work to establish methods for estimating reported crime based on data submitted to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The panel of experts also discuss accomplishments to date, efforts to evaluate NIBRS data, implications of data quality and coverage for estimating crime at the state and national levels, and key indicators to be estimated through the new system.

 

Shifting the Crime Reporting Paradigm – Lessons Learned from the FBI’s Transition to NIBRS

February 2022

This webinar hosted by BJS and FBI staff discusses their work to establish methods for estimating reported crime based on data submitted to the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The panel of experts also discuss accomplishments to date, efforts to evaluate NIBRS data, implications of data quality and coverage for estimating crime at the state and national levels, and key indicators to be estimated through the new system.

 

Recidivism of State Prisoners Released in 2008 and 2012

January 2022

This webinar discusses findings from the BJS recidivism reports released in 2021 and the methodology used to conduct the studies. The first study on persons released from prison in 2012 included the largest number of states for a BJS recidivism study to date. The second study on persons released from prison in 2008 included the longest follow-up period for a BJS recidivism study. The webinar also examines trends in recidivism over time.

National Prison Rape Statistics Program Findings from the 2018 National Survey of Youth in Custody

January 2022

BJS conducts the National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC) to provide national- and facility-level estimates of youth reporting sexual victimization in juvenile facilities as required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA). NSYC results have shown a decrease over time in the percentage of youth reporting sexual victimization in the survey.

Measuring Hate Crimes in the United States

December 2021

Join us on December 15th for a webinar presenting new findings about hate crimes, using data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Our panel of experts will discuss findings on hate crime incidents and victims from the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey; testing efforts designed to enhance and refine the measurement of hate crime in the NCVS; hate crime prosecutions from the Federal Justice Statistics Program; and hate crimes reported to the police from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program's Hate Crime Statistics Program.