National Crime Victimization Survey [NCVS] Law and Legal Definition

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a national survey administered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the year 1972. The participants of the survey are approximately 77,200 households in the U.S. The survey is conducted on the frequency of crime victimization, as well as characteristics and consequences of victimization. The survey was aimed at gathering information on assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, rape, and robbery. The NCVS survey is similar to the British Crime Survey of United Kingdom in every respect. The report s of the survey showed that many crimes were not reported to the police. This survey gave statistical measure about the crime in societies.