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NCJ Number: 235508 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2010
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2011
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Survey
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This bulletin reports on victimizations in the United States in 2010.
Abstract: This bulletin presents 2010 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States, including violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching). Results indicate that the rate of total violent crime victimizations declined by 13 percent in 2010, which was about three times the average annual decrease observed from 2001 through 2009; the decline in the rate of simple assault accounted for about 82 percent of the total decrease in the rate of violent victimization in 2010; in 2010 the property victimization rate declined by 6 percent compared to the average annual decrease of 3 percent observed from 2001 through 2009; strangers perpetrated 39 percent of violent victimizations in 2010, down from 44 percent in 2001; about 50 percent of all violent victimizations and nearly 40 percent of property crimes were reported to the police in 2010; these percentages have remained stable over the past 10 years. During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 18.7 million violent and property crime victimizations, down from 20.1 million in 2009 and 24.2 million in 2001. Also described are the annual change from 2009 and long-term trends from 1993 through 2010. Included are estimates of series, injury in violent victimization, violence perpetrated by strangers, and the use of firearms and other weapons in violent victimization as well as victim characteristics. Data were collected from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) from a nationally representative sample of 40,974 U.S. households during 2010 (n=73,283). Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Burglary; Crime Statistics; Motor Vehicle Theft; National crime statistics; Property crime victims; Robbery; Sexual assault; Violent crime statistics; Violent crimes
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