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National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign Field Test Topline Report: Comparing Condition 1 and Condition 2 by Interleaving Treatment

NCJ Number
303980
Author(s)
David Cantor; W. Sherman Edwards; Pamela Giambo; Darby Miller Steiger; Ting Yan; Wendy Hicks; Hanyu Sun; Jill DeMatteis
Date Published
March 2022
Length
502 pages
Abstract

This report describes testing efforts to develop and assess a new National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument. This testing was a part of the NCVS Instrument Redesign and Testing Project, a major multiyear effort to revamp the existing core survey instrument, which was last updated in 1992. The goals of the instrument redesign were to (1) update the content of the survey, and (2) increase the efficiency of the data collection. This report details the methodology and findings from a large-scale national field test to compare two versions of the core NCVS instrument. It compares performance of the current NCVS instrument and procedures to those from the new instrument.

Date Published: March 1, 2022