National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
Research tells us that a relatively small fraction of individuals experience a large proportion of violent victimizations. Thus, focusing on reducing repeat victimization might have a large impact on total rates of violence. However, research also tells us that most violent crime victims do not experience more than one incident during a six-month or one-year time period. As a result, special policies to prevent repeat violence may not be cost-effective for most victims.
NIJ's in-person seminar series is held periodically in Washington, D.C., and features research that is changing our thinking about policies and practices. Speakers have included:
Bureau of Justice Statistics site provides reports on characteristics of victims of crime, including female victims of sexual violence, youth victims of violent crime, persons with disabilities and households with children. Data are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Provides information on offenders who commit violent crime, obtained from the victims through the National Crime Victimization Survey. Information includes age, race, gender, relationship to the victim, whether the offender seemed to be drunk or on drugs, and whether the offender was a gang member.