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National Crime Victimization Survey Local-Area Crime Survey Kit

NCJ Number
252632
Date Published
Agencies
BJS-Sponsored
Grant Number(s)
2010-NV-CX-K077
Annotation
This kit guides local jurisdictions in how to conduct the Local-Area Crime Survey (LACS) and analyze the results.
Abstract
The LACS is intended to be used by states, municipalities, or other jurisdictions to assess levels and trends in public safety. The LACS is modeled in part after the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which is the nation’s primary source of information on crime victimization, whether or not reported to police. This kit describes the development of the LACS, the kinds of estimates supported by the LACS, and how to use this kit. Guidance covers the design and selection of the sample, preparing the survey materials, fielding the survey, processing the survey returns, preparing survey estimates, and presentation of survey results. 7 tables, 2 figures, and appended questionnaire
Date Created: April 3, 2020