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Constructing and Disseminating Small Area Estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2007-2018

NCJ Number
300603
Author(s)
Robert E. Fay
Date Published
April 2021
Annotation

This report supplements a previously released report that combined data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports to produce crime estimates for states and select large county and sub-state areas.

Abstract

This report was produced by Westat, Inc., for BJS under award number 2017-BJ-CX-K030. It builds upon a previously released report that combined data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) with small area estimation methods and data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports to produce estimates for states for 1999–2013 and for some large counties and sub-state areas for 1998–2012. This report features state-level estimates for an expanded set of characteristics that have been produced as 3-year averages for 2007–2018. The report includes displays of the state estimates accompanied by a more simplified description for the interested public. The majority of the report focuses on the software and its underlying methods.