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Publication National Crime Victimization Survey Redesign: Technical Background

October 10, 1994    NCJ 151172

This report, prepared by the U.S. Bureau of the Census unit that collects data for the NCVS, explains the technical aspects of the redesign program. Comparing the old and new questionnaire, the report discusses wording of questions and changes in methodology, procedures, definitions, and offense classifications. It explains reasons for differences in crime rates and for the overlap between the old and new methods.

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