BJS Releases An Environmental Scan of Cybercrime Measurement: Recommendations for the National Crime Victimization Survey
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released An Environmental Scan of Cybercrime Measurement: Recommendations for the National Crime Victimization Survey. This third-party report by RTI International presents an environmental scan of information on the types, definitions, and measurement of cybercrime and provides recommendations for potential revisions to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) that would enhance the survey’s ability to capture cybercrime victimization.
The report describes research, evidence, and recommendations regarding (1) existing cybercrime classifications/taxonomies, definitions, and measures; (2) the current measurement of cybercrime in the NCVS and a detailed comparison to the comprehensive cybercrime classification system developed by K. Phillips and colleagues in 2022; and (3) recommendations for revision to the measurement of cybercrime in the NCVS.
An Environmental Scan of Cybercrime Measurement: Recommendations for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCJ 306766) by RTI International
BJS funded this third-party report. It is not a BJS report and does not release official government statistics. The report is released to help inform interested parties of the research or analysis contained within and to encourage discussion. BJS has performed a limited review of the report to ensure the general accuracy of information and adherence to confidentiality and disclosure standards. Any statistics included in the report are not official BJS statistics unless they have been previously published in a BJS report. Any analysis, conclusions, or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the Bureau of Justice Statistics or the U.S. Department of Justice.
About the Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.
About the Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime; advance racial equity in the administration of justice; assist victims; and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP can be found at www.ojp.gov.