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Discuss the National Crime Victimization Survey. What are the strengths and weaknesses of the NCVS? How is the data gathered? Who benefits from this information being collected?

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The NCVS is an alternative to the Uniform Crime Reports that are gathered by the FBI in regard to crime statistics that are compiled from local police departments across the nation. The NCVS is comprised of interviews with approximately 40,000 households with over 100,000 individuals who represent the racial demographics of the United States. The data that is gathered pertains to whether or not the individuals interviewed have suffered any criminal offenses during the past 6 months as the survey represents a follow-up survey that is done every 6 months. The crimes that are included in the interview ...

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This solution discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

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