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National Crime Victimization Survey, [United States], 2015

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Other Title
  • NCVS 2015 (Alternative Title)
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series
Publication Date
2016-10-20
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
assault; auto theft; burglary; crime; crime costs; crime rates; crime reporting; crime statistics; offenders; offenses; property crimes; rape; reactions to crime; robbery; sex 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

    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..
  • Abstract

    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: 2015 Collection Year Incident-Level Extract File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2015
  • Collection date: 2015
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the United States aged 12 and older. Smallest Geographic Unit: region
Sampling
Stratified multistage cluster sample.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)
  • face-to-face interview
Note
2020-07-23 Datasets 2 (Household Record-Type File) and 3 (Person Record-Type File) updated with additional replicate weights. Codebook also updated with these new variables and explanatory information.2016-10-20 Codebook added to release. Funding institution(s): United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 36448 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36448.v2
Publications
  • Augustyn, Megan, Willyard, Katherine. The contextual influences of police and social service providers on formal help-seeking after incidents of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.2020.
    • ID: 10.1177/0886260520915551 (DOI)
  • Holliday, Charvonne N., Kahn, Geoffrey, Thorpe, Roland J., Jr., Shah, Roma, Hameeduddin, Zaynab, Decker, Michele R.. Racial/ethnic disparities in police reporting for partner violence in the National Crime Victimization Survey and survivor-led interpretation. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.2020.
    • ID: 10.1007/s40615-019-00675-9 (DOI)
  • Hullenaar, Keith L., Ruback, R.B.. Gender interaction effects on reporting assaults to the police. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.2020.
    • ID: 10.1177/0886260520903134 (DOI)
  • Myers, Wesley, Lantz, Brendan. Reporting racist hate crime victimization to the police in the United States and the United Kingdom: A cross-national comparison. British Journal of Criminology.2020.
    • ID: 10.1093/bjc/azaa008 (DOI)
  • Altman, Andrew, Watson, Lori. Debating Pornography. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 2019.
  • Berg, Mark T.. Trends in the lethality of American violence. Homicide Studies.23, (3), 262-284.2019.
    • ID: 10.1177/1088767919849643 (DOI)
  • Blake, Robyn. Perceived Trauma, Physical Injuries, and the Efficacy of Black's Theory of Law: Reporting Assaults to the Police. Thesis, University of Delaware. 2019.
  • Chalfin, Aaron, Hansen, Benjamin, Ryley, Rachel. The Minimum Legal Drinking Age and Crime Victimization. NBER Working Paper 26051.Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. 2019.
    • ID: 10.3386/w26051 (DOI)
  • Holmes, Shelby, Deckard, Natalie D.. Constructing the rapist: Patterns of reporting sexual violence to the police. Social Identities.2019.
    • ID: 10.1080/13504630.2018.1562888 (DOI)
  • Lartey, Jamiles, Li, Weihua. New FBI data: Violent crime still falling. Web article, New York, NY: The Marshall Project. 2019.
    • ID: https://www.themarshallproject.org/2019/09/30/new-fbi-data-violent-crime-still-falling (URL)
  • Lauritsen, Janet L., Lentz, Theodore S.. National and local trends in serious violence, firearm victimization, and homicide. Homicide Studies.23, (3), 243-261.2019.
    • ID: 10.1177/1088767919848665 (DOI)
  • Morgan, Rachel E., Oudekerk, Barbara A.. Criminal Victimization, 2018. Bulletin.NCJ 253043, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2019.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv18.pdf (URL)
  • Mueller, Carlyn O., Forber-Pratt, Anjali J., Sriken, Julie. Disability: Missing from the conversation of violence. Journal of Social Issues.2019.
  • Musu, Lauren, Zhang, Anlan, Wang, Ke, Zhang, Jizhi, Oudekerk, Barbara A.. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2018. NCJ 252571, Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. 2019.
  • Myers, David G.. Psychological science meets a gullible post-truth world. The Social Psychology of Gullibility: Fake News, Conspiracy Theories, and Irrational Beliefs.Routledge. 2019.
  • Phelan, Kendall. The Evolution of Rape Law Reform in the United States. Dissertation, Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 2019.
  • Pinciotti, Caitlin M., Seligowski, Antonia V.. The influence of sexual assault resistance on reporting tendencies and law enforcement response: Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.2019.
    • ID: 10.1177/0886260519877946 (DOI)
  • Planty, Michael, Langton, Lynn, Hendrix, Joshua. The Cost of School Crime. Research Brief.Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International. 2019.
    • ID: https://www.rti.org/publication/cost-school-crime/fulltext.pdf (URL)
  • Raphael, Jody, Rennison, Callie M., Jones, Nikki. Twenty-five years of research and advocacy on violence against women: What have we accomplished, and where do we go from here? A conversation. Violence Against Women.25, (16), 2024-2046.2019.
    • ID: 10.1177/1077801219875822 (DOI)
  • Shi, Luzi, Roche, Sean Patrick, McKenna, Ryan M.. Media consumption and crime trend perceptions: A longitudinal analysis. Deviant Behavior.2019.
    • ID: 10.1080/01639625.2018.1519129 (DOI)
  • Violence Policy Center. Firearm Justifiable Homicides and Non-Fatal Self-Defense Gun Use: An Analysis of Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Crime Victimization Survey Data. Washington, DC: Violence Policy Center. 2019.
    • ID: http://vpc.org/studies/justifiable19.pdf (URL)
  • Walters, Frinny P., Pitts, Sarah, Einhorn, Honora, Wisk, Lauren E.. Disparities in the experiences of sexual violence against adolescents and young adults in the US and the impact of cognitive limitations. 2019 SAHM Annual Meeting.Washington, DC. 2019.
  • Warnken, Heather, Lauritsen, Janet L.. Who Experiences Violent Victimization and Who Accesses Services? Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey for Expanding Our Reach. Research Article.Washington, DC: Center for Victim Research. 2019.
  • Youstin, Tasha J., Siddique, Julie A.. Psychological distress, formal help-seeking behavior, and the role of victim services among violent crime victims. Victims and Offenders.2019.
    • ID: 10.1080/15564886.2018.1547235 (DOI)
  • Cesario, Joseph, Johnson, David J., Terrill, William. Is there evidence of racial disparity in police use of deadly force? Analyses of officer-involved fatal shootings in 2015-2016. Social Psychological and Personality Science.2018.
    • ID: 10.1177/1948550618775108 (DOI)
  • Kagawa, Rose M.C., Cerda, Magadalena, Rudolph, Kara E., Pear, Veronica A., Keyes, Katherine M, Wintemute, Garen J.. Firearm involvement in violent victimization and mental health: An observational study. Annals of Internal Medicine.2018.
    • ID: 10.7326/M18-0365 (DOI)
  • Lessne, Deborah, Yanez, Christine. Repetition and Power Imbalance in Bullying Victimization at School. Data Point.Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED581502.pdf (URL)
  • Lessne, Deborah, Yanez, Christine. Students' Relationships in School and Feelings About Personal Safety at School. Data Point.Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED581501.pdf (URL)
  • Morgan, Rachel E., Kena, Grace. Criminal Victimization, 2016: Revised. NCJ 252121, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16re.pdf (URL)
  • Morgan, Rachel E., Kena, Grace. Criminal Victimization, 2016: Revisited. Bulletin.NCJ 252121, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv16re.pdf (URL)
  • Morgan, Rachel E., Truman, Jennifer L.. Criminal Victimization, 2017. Bulletin.NCJ 252472, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv17.pdf (URL)
  • Musu-Gillette, Lauren, Zhang, Anlan, Wang, Ke, Zhang, Jizhi, Kemp, Jana, Diliberti, Melissa, Oudekerk, Barbara A.. Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2017. NCJ 251413, Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/iscs17.pdf (URL)
  • Phillips, Jason B.. Postincident interpersonal difficulty among adolescent victims of violent crime. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.2018.
    • ID: 10.1177/0886260518788366 (DOI)
  • Powers, Rachael A., Khachatryan, Norair, Socia, Kelly M.. Reporting victimisation to the police: The role of racial dyad and bias motivation. Policing and Society.2018.
    • ID: 10.1080/10439463.2018.1523164 (DOI)
  • Rennison, Callie M., DeKeseredy, Walter S.. Violent girls in the United States: Urban, suburban, and rural differences. International Journal of Rural Criminology.4, (1), 27-42.2018.
    • ID: 10.18061/1811/86154 (DOI)
  • Sheats, Kameron, Irving, Shalon M., Mercy, Jim, Simon, Thomas R., Crosby, Alex, Ford, Derek C., Merrick, Melissa, Annor, Francis, Morgan, Rachel E.. Violence-related disparities experienced by black youth and young adults: Opportunities for prevention. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.55, (4), 462-469.2018.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.amepre.2018.05.017 (DOI)
  • Yanez, Christina, Lessne, Deborah. Student Victimization in U.S. Schools: Results from the 2015 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Stats in Brief.Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. 2018.
    • ID: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED579080.pdf (URL)
  • Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University. Final U.S. Status Report: Hate Crime Analysis and Forecast for 2016/2017. Compilation of Official Vetted Police Data from Over 40 U.S. Cities, Counties and States.San Bernadino, CA: California State University. 2017.
    • ID: https://csbs.csusb.edu/sites/csusb_csbs/files/Final%20Hate%20Crime%2017%20Status%20Report%20pdf.pdf (URL)
  • Harrell, Erika. Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2015 - Statistical Tables. Crime Against People with Disabilities Series.NCJ 250632, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2017.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/capd0915st.pdf (URL)
  • Hemenway, David. Reducing firearm violence. Crime and Justice.46, (1), 201-230.2017.
    • ID: 10.1086/688460 (DOI)
  • Masucci, Madeline, Langton, Lynn. Hate Crime Victimization, 2004-2015. Special Report.NCJ 250653, . 2017.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/hcv0415.pdf (URL)
  • Morgan, Rachel E.. Race and Hispanic Origin of Victims and Offenders, 2012-15. Special Report.NCJ 250747, Washington, DC: Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2017.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/rhovo1215.pdf (URL)
  • Reaves, Brian A.. Police Response to Domestic Violence, 2006-2015. Special Report.NCJ 250180, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2017.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/prdv0615.pdf?utm_source=juststats&utm_medium=email&utm_content=prdv0615_report_pdf&utm_campaign=prdv0615&ed2f26df2d9c416fbddddd2330a778c6=fvadfdjdfr-fvgadgrqm (URL)
  • Truman, Jennifer L., Morgan, Rachel E.. Criminal Victimization, 2015. Bulletin.NCJ 250180, Washington, DC: United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. 2016.
    • ID: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv15.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2020-07-23 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2016-10-20

United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics (2016): National Crime Victimization Survey, [United States], 2015. Version 1. National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36448.v1