U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics. NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY, 2004. Conducted by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ICPSR04276-v4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2007-04-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04276.v4
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04276.v4
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reactions to crime,
Smallest Geographic Unit:
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
All persons in the United States aged 12 and over.
Data Collection Notes:
2008-12-17 This data collection has been deaccessioned and is no longer available. Replaced by study 22900.
Through 1999, the NCVS data were maintained under
a single study number (ICPSR 6406). Beginning with the year 2000, files from individual years have separate study numbers.
The NCVS data are organized by year, with six collection quarters comprising an annual file: the four quarters of the current year plus the first two quarters of the following year.
Data for the Part 1, 2004 Full
File, are hierarchically structured, with four levels: Address ID,
Household, Person, and Incident. The number of records and variables
for each file, as well as the logical record length, can be found in
The Incident-Level file in Part 2 was created from
the hierarchical file and includes information on victims rather than
nonvictims. Incident records were extracted from the full hierarchical
file and bounded by the year that the incident occurred.
contrast to previous years of NCVS, this particular data collection
contains only the current year files: the full hierarchical file and
the single-year incident-level file. A separate data collection,
NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMIZATION SURVEY, 1992-YYYY: CONCATENATED FILES,
contains the multi-year concatenated incident-level file and rape
Stratified multistage cluster sample.
The data files include three weight variables: household,
person, and incident. To use the weights correctly they must be
adjusted. See the codebook for information on how to adjust the
weights to calculate household, population, and victimization
Mode of Data Collection:
computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Performed consistency checks.
Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Restrictions: This data collection may not be used for any purpose
other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to
learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.