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A New Measure of Prevalence for the National Crime Victimization Survey

NCJ Number
Emily Berg; Susannah N. Tapp
Date Published
April 2024
20 pages

This report presents a new method of estimating prevalence that overcomes the problems associated with the old procedure; it will be adopted beginning with the Criminal Victimization, 2023 report. Limitations of the old prevalence measure are discussed, followed by guiding principles for the new prevalence measure. The new measure is presented, as is a comparison of estimates using both methods. Additionally, see the accompanying third-party report, National Crime Victimization Survey: Prevalence Estimation Methods.