BJS Releases Assessing the Quality of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Assessing the Quality of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS). This third-party report describes efforts to compare estimates from BJS’s SFS to estimates and victimization patterns from other available sources of fraud data.
The SFS was the first effort by BJS to estimate the prevalence and characteristics of personal financial fraud experienced by persons age 18 or older in the United States. This report examines initial SFS estimates of the prevalence and nature of personal financial fraud and explores the similarities and differences between the SFS and other sources of fraud data as part of an effort to validate the SFS estimates.
Assessing the Quality of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS) (NCJ 306194)by RTI International
BJS funded this third-party report. It is not a BJS report and does not release official government statistics. The report is released to help inform interested parties of the research or analysis contained within and to encourage discussion. BJS has performed a limited review of the report to ensure the general accuracy of information and adherence to confidentiality and disclosure standards. Any statistics included in the report are not official BJS statistics unless they have been previously published in a BJS report. Any analysis, conclusions, or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the U.S. Department of Justice.
About the Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.
About the Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance equity and fairness in the administration of justice; assist victims; and uphold the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.