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Title: Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1994
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): T Dorsey ; J Robinson
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 167
  Annotation: This report presents statistics on victimization, victim and offender characteristics, household characteristics, victim crime reporting, and types of offenses, based on the 1994 National Crime Victimization Survey.
Abstract: Results revealed that residents ages 12 and older experienced approximately 42.4 million crimes in 1994. These included 31 million (73 percent) property crimes, 10.9 million (26 percent) violent crimes, and approximately half a million (1 percent) personal thefts. Fifty-one violent victimizations occurred for every 1,000 persons age 12 or older, and 308 property crimes occurred for every 1,000 households. The 10.9 million violent victimizations included 430,000 rapes and other sexual assaults, 1.3 million robberies, more than 2.5 million aggravated assaults, and 6.6 million simple assaults. Attempted violent crimes accounted for 71 percent of the 10.9 million crimes of violence. FBI data indicated that 23,305 homicides and nonnegligent manslaughters were reported to police during 1994. Tables and appended survey instrument, methodological information, and glossary
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Offenders ; Crime Statistics ; Victims of Crime ; Citizen crime reporting
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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