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NCJ Number: NCJ 151658     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization 1993: National Crime Victimization Survey
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): L Bastian
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 6
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report summarizes the findings from the 1993 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
Abstract: The NCVS is an ongoing survey of households, each year interviewing approximately 100,000 persons in 50,000 households. Improved NCVS procedures and a revised questionnaire now enable the survey to count crimes that were excluded or unreported in previous years. The survey shows that of the 43.6 million criminal victimizations that victims described in 1993, 10.9 million were rapes, robberies, or assaults. Among the approximately 100 million households in the United States, there were over 32 million property crimes in 1993. Violent victimization rates (the number of crimes per 1,000 persons aged 12 or older) were two rapes or attempted rapes, one sexual assault, four robberies with property taken, and three assaults with serious injury. Victims sustained a rape or some other non- rape injury in over 2.6 million incidents in 1993. Males, blacks, and the young were more likely than others to experience violent crime. Persons in households with an income below $7,500 a year were more than twice as likely as those from households with $75,000 or more to be victims of violence. City dwellers were robbed at more than three times the rate of rural residents. The households of city dwellers were victimized by motor vehicle theft at almost five times the rate of rural households. An estimated 35 percent of the crimes described by victims were reported to the police; violent victimizations had the highest reporting rate (42 percent), compared to 27 percent of personal thefts and 33 percent of household property crimes. 5 tables
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Offense statistics ; Victimization surveys ; Victim profiles
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: From Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, May 1995.
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