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NCJ Number: 227777 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2008
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Michael R. Rand
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the annual estimates of rates and levels of personal and property victimization and describes the year-to-year change from 2007 as well as trends for the 10-year period from 1999 through 2008.
Abstract: The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. During 2008, 42,093 households and 77,852 individuals were interviewed twice for the NCVS. The report includes data on violent crimes (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), property crimes (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching), and the characteristics of victims of these crimes. The report also includes estimates of intimate partner violent crime and use of firearms and other weapons in the commission of violent crime overall. Highlights include the following: the violent crime rate declined by 41 percent and the property crime rate fell by 32 percent over the 10-year period; the violent crime rate in 2008 - 19.3 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older - was statistically unchanged from the previous year's estimate of 20.7 per 1,000 persons; the property crime rate of 135 victimizations per 1,000 household in 2008 was lower than the rate of 147 per 1,000 households in 2007. 8 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Offense statistics; Property crime statistics; Victimization; Violent crime statistics
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