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National Crime Victim Survery
calling sample includes 100000 people in 50000 households
respondents queried every six months about a household and personal victimization
doesnt measure arson and homocide
Self reported crime data
People report their own crime and helps the dark figure of crime
disadvantage: people dont always tell the truth and tell about little things they wouldnt think were a crime
trends in crime
Crime rates are not steadily rising
most property crimes have been dropped
violent crimes have dropped since 1993
males 16-24 are most crime prone group
National incident- based reporting system
data will be collected and reported in each of 22 crime categories
represents 16% of the u.s population
national crime victimization survey
reflect the nature and extent of criminal victimization, characteristics of the victim, victim offender relationships etc
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