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Data Collections: Crime Type

City-Level Survey of Crime Victimization and Citizen Attitudes
The Bureau Justice Statistics in a joint effort with the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS,) conducted victimization surveys in 12 selected cities. The standard National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument was used with questions about citizen perceptions of community policing and neighborhood issues.

Emergency Room Statistics on Intentional Violence
Collects data on intentional injuries, such as domestic violence, rape, and child abuse, from a national sample of hospital emergency rooms. Through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), information is obtained on characteristics of the victim and offender, victim- offender relationship, alcohol/drug involvement in the incident, and circumstances of the injury.

Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS)
The Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS) was developed in 2007 to collect data on alleged human trafficking incidents from state and local law enforcement agencies.

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the nation's primary source of information on criminal victimization.

Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS)
Provides detailed information on the characteristics of persons who had some type of contact with police during the year, including those who contacted the police to report a crime or were pulled over in a traffic stop. The PPCS interviews a nationally representative sample of residents age 16 or older as a supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The survey enables BJS to examine the perceptions of police behavior and response during these encounters.

Survey of State Attorneys General Offices
The Survey of State Attorneys General Offices was designed to collect data on special topic areas, such as white-collar crime. It was a census of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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