National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) API
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) RESTful API is a web service that provides data on violent and property victimization by select victim, household, and incident characteristics. The NCVS is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization. It is an annual data collection conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics. The NCVS collects information from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older.
Click on the "API endpoints" link below to obtain instructions on using the API and the types of calls that can be made. End-points are available in XML, JSON, and CSV formats. To see descriptions of the dataset variables, click on the "personal" and "household" links in the table below.
Data downloads and variable descriptions
The table below provides dataset variable descriptions and archives of the personal and household victimization datasets in CSV format. Due to the large size of the datasets, calls to the API require specification of a single year. The CSV archives shown below contain data for all of the years specified.*Please note: