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National Crime Victimization Survey, 2011

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series
Publication Date
2012-10-25
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
assault; auto theft; burglary; crime; crime costs; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; offenders; offenses; property crimes; rape; reactions to crime; robbery; sexual offenses; vandalism; victimization; victims
Description
  • Abstract

    The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series, previously called the National Crime Surveys (NCS), has been collecting data on personal and household victimization through an ongoing survey of a nationally-representative sample of residential addresses since 1973. The NCVS was designed with four primary objectives: (1) to develop detailed information about the victims and consequences of crime, (2) to estimate the number and types of crimes not reported to the police, (3) to provide uniform measures of selected types of crimes, and (4) to permit comparisons over time and types of areas. The survey categorizes crimes as "personal" or "property." Personal crimes include rape and sexual attack, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, and purse-snatching/pocket-picking, while property crimes include burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and vandalism. Each respondent is asked a series of screen questions designed to determine whether she or he was victimized during the six-month period preceding the first day of the month of the interview. A "household respondent" is also asked to report on crimes against the household as a whole (e.g., burglary, motor vehicle theft). The data include type of crime, month, time, and location of the crime, relationship between victim and offender, characteristics of the offender, self-protective actions taken by the victim during the incident and results of those actions, consequences of the victimization, type of property lost, whether the crime was reported to police and reasons for reporting or not reporting, and offender use of weapons, drugs, and alcohol. Basic demographic information such as age, race, gender, and income is also collected, to enable analysis of crime by various subpopulations. This version of the NCVS, referred to as the collection year, contains records from interviews conducted in the 12 months of the given year.
  • Methods

    The data files include several weight variables used to calculate national estimates of: households, persons, victimizations, and incidents. The codebook describes how to use the weights.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Address Record-Type File
    • DS2: Household Record-Type File
    • DS3: Person Record-Type File
    • DS4: Incident Record-Type File
    • DS5: 2011 Collection Year Incident-Level Extract File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011
  • Collection date: 2011
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the United States aged 12 and over. Smallest Geographic Unit: region
Sampling
Stratified multistage cluster sample.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), face-to-face interview

    The 2011 Collection Year Incident-Level Extract File was created from the record-type files and includes information on victims of crime; nonvictims are not included. Under the collection year format a crime incident is included based on when the interview is conducted, not on when the crime incident occurred.

    The data were collected by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.

    The 2011 data contain replicate weights for household, person, incident, and victimization to facilitate standard error computations given the sampling design of NCVS.

Note
2013-12-06 The data for quarters 2 through 4 were updated to reflect a change in the computation of time in the sample. This affected weighting adjustment factors and subsequently affected the victimization weights in the dataset. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34061 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Cohen, Jeffrey W.. Criminal justice as a male enterprise. Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime.Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2015.
  • Hemenway, David, Solnick, Sara J.. The epidemiology of self-defense gun use: Evidence from the National Crime Victimization Surveys 2007-2011. Preventive Medicine.2015.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.03.029 (DOI)
  • Harrell, Erika. Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2009-2012. Statistical Tables.NCJ 244525, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0912st.pdf (URL)
  • Harrell, Erika. Crimes Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2012 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 244525, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0912st.pdf (URL)
  • Harrell, Erika, Langton, Lynn, Berzofsky, Marcus, Couzens, Lance, Smiley-McDonald, Hope. Household Poverty And Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008-2012. NCJ 248384, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hpnvv0812.pdf (URL)
  • Langton, Lynn, Truman, Jennifer. Socio-emotional Impact of Violent Crime. Special Report.NCJ 247076, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/sivc.pdf (URL)
  • Lauritsen, Janet L., Rezey, Maribeth L., Heimer, Karen. Violence and economic conditions in the United States, 1973-2011: Gender, race, and ethnicity patterns in the National Crime Victimization Survey. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice.30, (1), 7-28.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/1043986213509024 (DOI)
  • Rennison, Callie Marie, Addington, Lynn A.. Violence against college women: A review to identify limitations in defining the problem and inform future research. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse.2014.
    • ID: 10.1177/1524838014520724 (DOI)
  • Rennison, Callie Marie, Melde, Chris. Gender and robbery: A national test. Deviant Behavior.35, (4), 275-296.2014.
    • ID: 10.1080/01639625.2013.848104 (DOI)
  • Schafer, Joseph L.. Modeling the Effects of Recent Field Interventions in the National Crime Victimization Survey. RRS2014-02, Washington, DC: United States Census Bureau, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.census.gov/srd/papers/pdf/rrs2014-02.pdf (URL)
  • Truman, Jennifer L., Morgan, Rachel E.. Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003-2012. Special Report.NCJ 244697, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ndv0312.pdf (URL)
  • Wilson, Meagan Meuchel. Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2012 - Statistical Tables. NCJ 244409, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2014.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0412st.pdf (URL)
  • Zaykowski, Heather. Mobilizing victim services: The role of reporting to the police, Brief Report. Journal of Traumatic Stress.2014.
    • ID: 10.1002/jts.21913 (DOI)
  • Brame, Robert, Turner, Michael G., Paternoster, Raymond. Surveying residential burglaries: A case study of local crime measurement. . 2013.
    • ID: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.6735v4.pdf (URL)
  • Catalano, Shannon. Intimate Partner Violence: Attributes of Victimization, 1993-2011. Special Report.NCJ 243300, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ipvav9311.pdf (URL)
  • Harrell, Erika. Workplace Violence Against Government Employees, 1994-2011. Special Report.NCJ 241349, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/wvage9411.pdf (URL)
  • Planty, Michael, Truman, Jennifer L.. Firearm Violence, 1993-2011. Special Report.NCJ 241730, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fv9311.pdf (URL)
  • Sandholtz, Nathan, Langton, Lynn, Planty, Michael. Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011. Special Report.NCJ 241291, . 2013.
    • ID: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0311.pdf (URL)
  • Schafer, Joseph L.. Effects of Interviewer Refresher Training and Performance Monitoring in the 2011 National Crime Victimization Survey. Research Report Series.2013-07, Washington, DC: United States Census Bureau, Research and Methodology Directorate, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology. 2013.
    • ID: https://www.census.gov/srd/papers/pdf/rrs2013-07.pdf (URL)
  • Walters, Jennifer Hardison, Moore, Andrew, Berzofsky, Marcus, Langton, Lynn. Household Burglary, 1994-2011. BJS Special Report.NCJ 241754, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2013.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hb9411.pdf (URL)
  • Harrell, Erika. Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2011. Statistical Tables.NCJ 240299, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2012.
    • ID: http://bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0911st.pdf (URL)
  • Robers, Simone, Zhang, Jijun, Truman, Jennifer, Snyder, Thomas D.. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011. NCJ 236021, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics; United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2012.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/iscs11.pdf (URL)
  • Truman, Jennifer L., Planty, Michael. Criminal Victimization, 2011. Bulletin.NCJ 239437, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2012.
    • ID: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv11.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2012): National Crime Victimization Survey, 2011. Version 1. National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34061.v1