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BJS Releases The National Crime Victimization Survey and National Incident-Based Reporting System: A Complementary Picture of Crime in 2022

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BJS Releases The National Crime Victimization Survey and National Incident-Based Reporting System: A Complementary Picture of Crime in 2022

The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released The National Crime Victimization Survey and National Incident-Based Reporting System: A complementary picture of crime in 2022. The report describes the similarities and differences between crime data collected in BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The report includes violent and property crime estimates for 2021 and 2022. 

The NCVS and NIBRS measure a set of criminal offenses that overlap but are not identical, which leads to differences in estimates between the two data sources. The NCVS interviews persons age 12 or older about crimes both reported and not reported to police, and NIBRS collects data on crime recorded by law enforcement agencies. Taken together, these two measures provide a comprehensive picture of crime in the United States. The publication compares crime estimates from these two data sources and provides an overview of the similarities and differences between the collections.

Title: The National Crime Victimization Survey and National Incident-Based Reporting System: A complementary picture of crime in 2022 (NCJ 307589) 
Authors: Rachel E. Morgan, PhD, and Erica L. Smith, BJS Statisticians
Where: https://bjs.ojp.gov/library/publications/national-crime-victimization-survey-and-national-incident-based-reporting-0 

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. Kevin M. Scott, PhD, is the acting 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.

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Originally published at https://www.ojp.gov/news/news-release/bjs-releases-national-crime-victimization-survey-and-national-incident-based-reporting-system-complementary-picture-of-crime-in-2022

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