The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics has released the NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool, a new online tool for examining National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data. The NCVS is an annual survey on nonfatal crimes, both reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. Violent crimes measured by the NCVS include rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Property crimes surveyed include household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft.
The Quick Tables on the analysis tool’s home page offer pre-formatted, at-a-glance trend tables from 1993 to the most recent year of NCVS data, categorized by victimization type, reporting to the police, and victim-offender relationship. Custom tables allow users to create tables by year, type of crime, and selected other characteristics. All tables are at the national level.