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Victimization surveys

FY 2021 National Census of Victim Service Providers

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Since 2015, between $2 and $4 billion has been allocated to crime victim services each year. BJS designed the National Census of Victim Service Providers (NCVSP) as a foundational data collection that describes the size and scope of the victim service provider field, monitors characteristics of agencies overtime, and describes the types of victims that receive services, particularly victims that are difficult to reach in...

National Crime Victimization Survey

The 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 240,000 persons in about 150,000 households. Persons are interviewed on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States.

The NCVS collects information on nonfatal personal crimes (i.e., rape or sexual assault, robbery...

National Inmate Survey (NIS-4 Prisons) 2018-19

Closing Date
On September 4, 2003, President George W. Bush signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-79). The act requires BJS to carry out, for each calendar year, a comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape. The act further instructs BJS to collect survey data: the Bureau shall use surveys and other statistical studies of current and...