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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.


Updates from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on the National Crime Victimization Survey

December 2021

Panelists will describe the recent efforts and updates regarding the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Victimization Statistics Unit at the Bureau of Justice Statistics. This panel will include updates on the NCVS data collection, including the impact of COVID-19 and new data products. Findings from the NCVS 2018 Identify Theft Supplement, and 2017 Supplemental Fraud Survey will be discussed. Also, the development of BJS’ new victimization data tool will be discussed and a demonstration presented.

Analyzing Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

December 2021

The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. Each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of about 150,000 household interviews, composed of nearly 240,000 interviews of persons within those households, on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States. The NCVS is a rich source of data on the nature of and victim response to crimes reported and not reported to police.

Part 1 - NIBRS: Enabling Operational Advantages

September 2018

The future of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program is here with the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS is a more robust database that takes UCR data to the next level by capturing wide-ranging details on crime incidents and separate offenses within the same incident, including information on victims, known offenders, relationships between victims and offenders, arrestees, and property involved in the crimes. Video run time: 5:08 min.