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National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) API domain has changed
The domain for the NCVS API endpoint has changed to NCVS API users are encouraged to switch to the new endpoint as soon as possible in order to avoid any interruption of service. For details regarding how to use the new NCVS API endpoint, please refer to the NCVS API Endpoints page at

FBI and BJS awarded $11.8 million in FY 2017 to boost incident-based crime reporting
Funding was provided through the 2017 National Crime Statistics Exchange initiative


U.S. law enforcement agencies recently received a total of $11.8 million in fiscal year 2017 grants through the National Crime Statistics Exchange initiative (NCS-X). NCS-X is administered by BJS in partnership with the FBI. Six states were awarded a total of $6.4 million to establish or enhance their National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), a more detailed method of collecting and reporting crime statistics, and 15 law enforcement agencies were awarded a total of $5.4 million to support their switch to NIBRS. Read the full press release here.

BJS proposes data collection extension and update: 2017-19 Survey of Sexual Victimization

The Bureau of Justice Statistics encourages comments for 60 days until April 27, 2018, on the extension and update of a currently approved data collection: 2017-19 Survey of Sexual Victimization (SSV). Your comments to BJS's requests to the Office of Management and Budget, published in the Federal Register, should address points such as—

  • whether the proposed data collection is necessary, including whether the information will have practical utility
  • the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of data, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions
  • whether and how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced
  • the burden of the information collection on respondents, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques.

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