Based on those interviews, the study provides estimates of the total number of crimes, including those that were not reported to police.
While NCVS has a number of limitations (most importantly, children under age 12 are not included), overall, it is the most reliable source of crime statistics in the U. We have also relied on other Justice Department studies, as well as data from the Department of Health and Human Services and other government and academic sources.
Family violence includes many different forms of physical and emotional abuse, as well as neglect carried out by family members or intimate partners.
It may include a single act of violence, or a number of acts that form a pattern of abuse.
The different forms of abuse can also occur in a range of relationships and contexts.