Victimization Survey is a survey that includes randomized testing sample of the population in which people are asked to recall and describe their own experience of being a victim of crime. The International Crime Victim Survey series was developed by the ICVS international working group.
Victimization Survey helps fill the gap in adequate recording of offenses by the police for purposes of comparing crime rates and to provide a crime index independent of police statistics as an alternative standardized measure. Victimization Survey is administered by the U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The data from the National Crime Victimization Survey NCVS survey are particularly useful for calculating crime rates, both aggregated and disaggregated, and for determining changes in crime rates from year to year.
Victimization Survey Resource Guide
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) series, previously called the National Crime Survey (NCS), has been collecting data on personal and household victimization since 1973. An ongoing survey of a nationally representative sample of residential addresses, the NCVS is the primary source of information on the characteristics of criminal victimization and on the number and types of crimes not reported to law enforcement authorities. It provides the largest national forum for victims to describe the impact of crime and characteristics of violent offenders. Twice each year, data are obtained from a nationally representative sample of roughly 49,000 households comprising about 100,000 persons on the frequency, characteristics, and consequences of criminal victimization in the United States.
The International Crime Victim Survey.
The International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS) series was developed by the International Crime Victim Survey international working group. Overall funding was provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands. The project was set up to fill the gap in adequate recording of offenses by the police for purposes of comparing crime rates in different nations and to provide a crime index independent of police statistics as an alternative standardized measure.
Victimization Survey also allows for analysis of how risks of crime vary among different groups of populations across social and demographic lines. Victimization Survey also made limited use of some independent national and local surveys. The fourth wave was administered in 2000 in 47 countries.
Exploring the Gender, Race, and Class Dimensions of Victimization: A Left Realist
Critique of the Canadian Urban Victimization Survey - Walter S. DeKeseredy,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University.
Brian D. MacLean, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.
The Canadian Urban Victimization Survey (CUVS) has made an important contribution to the development of victimology in Canada. This research has major limitations that preclude it from providing an adequate understanding of the gender, class, and ethnic dimensions of criminal victimization. This article argues that British left realist survey technology can be productively employed in a Canadian program of local crime survey research to produce a more detailed description of patterns of victimization, its impact, and control.
Juvenile Victimization: Convergent Validation of Alternative Measurements
L. EDWARD WELLS, JOSEPH H. RANKIN, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 32, No. 3, 287-307 (1995).
Initiated in 1973, now called the National Crime Victimization Survey provides a systematic, reliable, national assessment of crime and constitutes the preferred source of data for many analytic purposes. However, this article suggests that the National Crime Victimization Survey is not equally reliable for all types of victims and offenses.
The authors compare the National Crime Victimization Survey profile of youthful victimization with comparable patterns of events from two other national data sets, the National Youth Survey and Monitoring the Future, that focus specifically on juveniles and their experiences. These comparisons indicate that young persons are less reliably represented in the National Crime Victimization Survey due to such factors as sampling frame of the survey, form of the questionnaire interview, and wording of questions.
Criminological Research in Contemporary China
Challenges and Lessons Learned From a Large-Scale Criminal Victimization Survey
Lening Zhang, Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania, Steven F. Messner, University at Albany, Jianhong Lu, Rhode Island College, Providence, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol. 51, No. 1, 110-121 (2007)
This article discusses research experience gained from a large-scale survey of criminal victimization recently conducted in Tianjin, China. The authors review some of the more important challenges that arose in the research, their responses to these challenges, and lessons learned that might be beneficial to other scholars who are interested in conducting criminological research in China.