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Title: Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1993
Author(s): C A Perkins ; P A Klaus ; L D Bastian ; R L Cohen
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 182
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents victimization statistics for 1993; the statistics are the first detailed findings from a comprehensive program to redesign the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Abstract: The redesigned survey used a new screening questionnaire with extensive, detailed cues to help participants recall and report incidents. It also added multiple questions and cues regarding domestic assault and crimes by acquaintances. The findings revealed that almost 11 million violent crime victimizations and more than 32 million property crime victimizations took place during 1993. The violent crimes included two sexual assaults or attempts, six robberies, 12 aggravated assaults, and 31 simple assaults per 1,000 persons age 12 or older. Seventy percent of the violent victimizations were attempted but uncompleted crimes, such as attempted robberies or threats involving weapons. One in 16 males, 1 in 24 females, 1 in 15 blacks, and 1 in 20 whites were a victim of violent crime. The 322 property crimes per 1,000 households included 60 burglaries, 20 motor vehicle thefts, and 243 property thefts. Persons ages 12-15, who were the youngest age group surveyed, had the greatest risk of being victims of violent crime. The risk decreased steadily with age. Persons from households with low incomes generally experienced higher violent crime victimization rates than persons from wealthier households. Figures, tables, and appended survey instrument and methodological information
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Research design
   
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