WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Interviewing Conditions in the National Crime Victimization Survey, 1993–2013, which presents estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on the circumstances under which interviews are conducted with persons in the NCVS from 1993 to 2013. The report focuses on two types of interview conditions: data collection mode and privacy. Data collection mode is how the interview is conducted—whether in person, during a face-to-face contact, or by telephone. Interview privacy describes whether a person is interviewed alone or in the presence of others during an in-person interview.
The report describes the level and pattern of interviewing conditions in the NCVS over time, highlighting variations among select survey respondent characteristics. Findings cover the percentage of NCVS interviews conducted in person, the percentage of in-person interviews conducted privately, and how these conditions vary by characteristics of survey respondents. The report also examines the association among interviewing conditions, crime rates, and household composition.
TITLE: INTERVIEWING CONDITIONS IN THE NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY, 1993–2013 (NCJ 249682)
AUTHOR: Shannan Catalano, BJS Statistician
The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six components: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. More information about OJP can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.
SOURCE Bureau of Justice Statistics - US Department of Justice