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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection eComments Requested; Reinstatement, Without Change, of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired: 2019 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Justice Statistics, Department of Justice.

ACTION:

60-Day notice.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES:

Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until April 8, 2019.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

If you have additional comments especially on the estimated public burden or associated response time, suggestions, or need a copy of the proposed information collection instrument with instructions or additional information, please contact Jennifer Truman or Rachel Morgan, Statistician, Bureau of Justice Statistics, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531 (email: Jennifer.Truman@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-514-5083; email: Rachel.Morgan@usdoj.gov; telephone: 202-616-1707).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address one or more of the following four points:

—Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, including whether the information will have practical utility;

—Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

—Evaluate whether and if so how the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected can be enhanced; and

—Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.

Overview of This Information Collection

(1) Type of Information Collection: Reinstatement of the Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS), without changes, a previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

(2) The Title of the Form/Collection: 2019 Supplemental Victimization Survey (SVS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

(3) The agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: The form number for the questionnaire is SVS-1. The applicable component within the Department of Justice is the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in the Office of Justice Programs.

(4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Respondents will be persons 16 years or older living in households located throughout the United States sampled for the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The SVS will be conducted as a supplement to the NCVS in all sample households for a six (6) month period from July through December 2019. The SVS is primarily an effort to measure the prevalence of stalking victimization among persons, the types of stalking victimization experienced, the characteristics of stalking victims, the nature and consequences of stalking victimization, and patterns of reporting to the police. BJS plans to publish this information in reports and reference it when responding to queries from the U.S. Congress, Executive Office of the President, the U.S. Supreme Court, state officials, international organizations, researchers, students, the media, and others interested in criminal justices statistics.

(5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: An estimate of the total number of respondents is 119,526 persons age 16 or older. About 98.6% (117,879) will have no stalking victimization and will complete the short interview with an average burden of three (3) minutes. Among the 1.4% of respondents (1,647) who experience stalking victimization, the time to ask the detailed questions regarding the aspects of their stalking victimization is estimated to take an average of 18 Start Printed Page 2581minutes. Respondents will be asked to respond to this survey only once during the six month period from July through December 2019. The burden estimates are based on data from the prior administration of the SVS.

(6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: There are an estimated 6,388 annual burden hours associated with this collection.

If additional information is required contact: Melody Braswell, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Two Constitution Square, 145 N Street NE, 3E.405A, Washington, DC 20530.

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Dated: February 4, 2019.

Melody Braswell,

Department Clearance Officer for PRA, U.S. Department of Justice.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01497 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]

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