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NCVS Juvenile Testing and Redesign Report

NCJ Number
Date Published
March 2022
284 pages

This report was produced by RTI International for the Bureau of Justice Statistics to contribute knowledge and findings toward improving participation and the measurement of victimization among youth ages 12 to 17. Interviewing youth about their crime and victimization experiences presents a number of challenges that could impact data completeness and quality. To address these concerns, this report assesses a variety of estimates and indicators for juveniles in the NCVS, investigates youth understanding of the NCVS questions, explores strategies with parents and youth to maximize youth participation in the NCVS, and estimates the effectiveness of parent proxy reporting.

Date Published: March 8, 2022