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National Crime Victimization Survey
Most information about victimization comes from the National Crime Victimization Survey conducted by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
National Crime Victimization Survey
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) 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 135,000 households, composed of nearly 225,000 persons, on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States." --From Website
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NCVS Victimization Analysis Tool
"This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics." -- From Website
Use this tool for more detailed data.
Crimes Involving Children and Youth
Child Abuse and Neglect
CDC Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control provides Fact Sheets and Data Sources on the Topic of Child Abuse and Neglect
The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN)
"The National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) promotes secondary analysis of child abuse and neglect data by providing researchers with high quality datasets, documentation and technical support, and encourages collaboration within the scientific community." -- From Website
CDC School Violence Information
The Centers for Disease Control provides Fact Sheets and Data Sources on the topic of School Violence.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety
This is an annual report produced by the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics that presents the most recent data available on school crime and safety. Online access is also available directly from the NCES website.
Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence
CDC Youth Violence Information
The Centers for Disease Control Provides Fact Sheets and Data Sources on the topic of Youth Violence.
National Center for Juvenile Justice
The National Center for Juvenile Justice is a private non-profit research organization devoted to understanding, prevention and control of child and family justice. Publications provided on the website include statistical factsheets and reports, such as the annual Juvenile Arrests bulletin.
Office of Juvenile Justice & Deliquency Prevention Statistical Briefing Book
The OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) enables users to access online information via OJJDP's Web site to learn more about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system
Bureau of Justice Statistics: National Survey Of Youth In Custody (NSYC)
The National Survey of Youth in Custody (NSYC) is part of BJS's National Prison Rape Statistics Program, which gathers mandated data on the incidence and prevalence of sexual assault in juvenile facilities under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 as specified in PREA; P.L. 108-79. PREA requires a 10% sample of juvenile facilities to be listed by incidence of sexual assault.
Bureau of Justice Statistics: Juvenile Defendants
Dataset from 40 urban counties used to describe the characteristics of more than 7,000 juveniles charged with felonies in state courts.
Gender/Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
Crimes against the Elderly
Bureau of Justice Statistics: Crimes Against Persons Age 65 Or Older
A report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics comparing crimes against persons age 65 or older with those in younger age groups using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Uniform Crime Reports.
CDC Violence Prevention: Elder Abuse
Centers for Disease Control information on preventing elder abuse and some statistics on prevalence.
National Center on Elder Abuse: Research
"The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) serves as a national resource center dedicated to the prevention of elder mistreatment. First established by the U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) in 1988 as a national elder abuse resource center, the NCEA was granted a permanent home at AoA in the 1992 amendments made to Title II of the Older Americans Act." -- From Website