Using Victim & Self-Report Surveys for Crime Data


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What is one of the main reasons a victim survey like the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is used to collect crime data?

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1. Which of the following is a key demographic and crime statistic explored in victim surveys and self-report surveys?

2. Which of the following groups is NOT considered a special, vulnerable sub group identified within victim or self-report surveys?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These qeustios will help you find out what you know about victim and self-reporting surveys. You will be quizzed on the purpose of and methods used to perform these surveys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet you'll review your knowledge of:

  • Examples of key offender factors
  • Key demographic and crime statistic information
  • The reason victim surveys are used to collect crime data

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what type of report is being collected when researchers ask respondents to answer unprompted in their own words
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about victim surveys in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of vulnerable population groups
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the reason surveys are used to collect victim data and some of the key demographic and statistical information they focus on

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this type of research, read the lesson titled Using Victim & Self-Report Surveys for Crime Data. This lesson will help explain:

  • The percentage of crimes reported to police
  • Offender information collected by these surveys
  • The goal of the National Youth Survey (NYS)