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NCVS Supplements


National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) supplements allow BJS to capture the emerging landscape of crime while preserving consistency with the main NCVS. Supplements are typically in the field for 6 months, either January-June or July-December. A supplement interview is conducted immediately after the NCVS interview for the sample person and before proceeding to the next eligible household member’s NCVS interview. In most cases, the reference period is 12 months, and estimates generated by supplement data are prevalence-based.

There are currently five active NCVS supplements.



Date Created: May 28, 2021