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National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) API


This page provides information on National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) datasets that are available via an Application Programming Interface (API) called Socrata Open Data API (SODA API). The API follows the REST (REpresentational State Transfer) design pattern to format requests and provide researchers and developers with end-points in multiple formats along with related codebooks, methodology, and metadata. More information about SODA API can be found here.

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) 

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects information on nonfatal personal crimes (i.e., rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, and personal larceny) and household property crimes (i.e., burglary/trespassing, motor vehicle theft, and other types of theft) both reported and not reported to the police. Survey respondents provide information about themselves (e.g., age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, marital status, education level, and income) and whether they experienced a victimization. 

BJS created NCVS Select datasets, which are available through API and include commonly used variables for analysis. Complete versions of annual and concatenated NCVS data can be found at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data.


Date Created: June 30, 2022