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NCJ Number: NCJ 162032     Find in a Library
Title: Changes in Criminal Victimization, 1994-95
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): B M Taylor
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: In 1995 criminal victimization rates for U.S. residents age 12 or older declined for both personal and property crimes, according to data collected from the National Crime Victimization Survey.
Abstract: The overall personal crime rate of 46.2 per 1,000 persons decreased 13 percent from 1994. Violent crime dropped 12.4 percent to 44.5 crimes per 1,000 persons age 12 or older. Overall, property crime declined by 9.1 percent to a rate of 279.5 per 1,000 households. Significant declines also occurred for most individual types of crime included in the overall categories. Motor vehicle theft was the only type of crime for which rates did not register a significant decline. Some changes varied with household income. Most declines in personal victimization were recorded for respondents in households that earned less than $15,000 a year. None of the differences in property crime for households earning less than $7,500 a year was statistically significant. Personal victimization rates for the oldest and youngest age groups declined less than those for the intermediate age groups. Personal crime declined slightly for blacks and Hispanics from 1994 to 1995; among blacks, aggravated assault declined significantly. Hispanic households showed declines for all types of property crime. Although black households showed a decline in overall property victimization, none of the changes in burglary or household and motor vehicle theft were statistically significant. Except for motor vehicle theft, rates for all types of household victimization declined more in the West than in other regions. 16 tables
Main Term(s): National crime statistics
Index Term(s): Victimization ; National crime surveys ; Victimization surveys
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey, April 1997.
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