This dynamic analysis tool allows you to examine National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on both violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics.
The NCVS is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. It is an annual data collection conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The NCVS collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.
Violent crimes measured by the NCVS include rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Property crimes include household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft. You can find a more detailed discussion of the various measures under Definitions.
You can instantly generate tables with national estimates of the numbers, rates, and percents of victimization, from 1993 to the most recent year that NCVS data are available. The pre-set Quick Tables show you trends in crime and reporting to the police. If you would like more detail, use the Custom Tables to analyze victimization by select characteristics.
The NCVS RESTful API (web service) page provides developers with criminal victimization data end-points in XML, JSON, and CSV formats along with related codebooks, methodology, metadata and usage instructions.