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BJS Crime Type Statistics & Info
The National Computer Security Survey (NCSS) documents the nature, prevalence, and impact of cyber intrusions against businesses in the United States.
Drugs And Crime
Drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. Most directly, it is a crime to use, possess, manufacture, or distribute drugs classified as having a potential for abuse. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and amphetamines are examples of drugs classified to have abuse potential. Drugs are also related to crime through the effects they have on the user’s behavior and by generating violence and other illegal activity in connection with drug trafficking. The following scheme summarizes the various ways that drugs and crime are related. See Drug and Crime Facts
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) obtains yearly data from a national sample of households within the United States. The survey measures the violent crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault as well as personal theft and the property crimes of household burglary, motor vehicle theft and property theft. The survey includes crimes reported to the police as well as those that were not reported. Victims who experienced a violent crime are asked whether or not the offender(s) were gang members. Many victims do not know if the offender(s) belonged to gangs.
he Hate Crime Statistics Act (28 U.S.C. § 534) defines hate crimes as “crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, gender or gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity.” The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) measures crimes perceived by victims to be motivated by an offender’s bias against them for belonging to or being associated with a group largely identified by these characteristics. For a crime to be classified as a hate crime in the NCVS, the victim must report at least one of three types of evidence that the act was motivated by hate: the offender used hate language, the offender left behind hate symbols, or police investigators confirmed that the incident was hate crime.
Reports examining identity theft victimization at the person level use data from an identity theft supplement to the NCVS. The supplement collects data from all NCVS respondent age 16 or older about experiences with identity theft. Reports examining identity theft victimization at the household level use data from the core NCVS, in which the head of the household reports on the experiences with identity theft of all household members age 12 or older.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) obtains information from a household sample about victim’s experiences and characteristics of the crime incidents. The survey measures the violent crimes of rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault as well as personal theft (purse snatching and pocket picking). It includes the property crimes of household burglary, motor vehicle theft and property theft. Crimes that occur in commercial places such as stores, banks, office buildings, parking garages and other locations are measured only if the victim(s) or household members in the survey experienced crimes at those locations.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) measures the property crimes of household burglary, motor vehicle theft and property theft. Since the survey information is obtained from a sample of households, it does not include property crimes affecting businesses or other commercial establishments. If these crimes are reported to the police, they are included in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). NCVS includes property crimes affecting victims and household members which were not reported to the police.
Violent crime includes murder, rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. Information about murder is obtained on a yearly basis from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports. There are two measures for non-fatal violence—the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). NCVS measures rape or sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault.
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a self-report survey in which interviewed persons are asked about the number and characteristics of victimizations experienced during the prior six months. The NCVS collects information on nonfatal violent crimes (rape or sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) both reported and not reported to police. Information is collected for each victimization incident, including characteristics of the crime, such as weapon use. For victimization incidents in which a weapon was used, additional information is collected about the type of weapon used, including firearms, knives, and other weapons.