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NCJ Number: NCJ 163069     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 1973-95
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): M R Rand ; J P Lynch ; D Cantor
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 8
  Annotation: Statistics on violent crime rates in the United States between 1973 and 1995 showed that a decline in the violent crime rate beginning in 1994 interrupted a rising trend that existed after the mid-1980's.
Abstract: In 1995, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and murder measured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) were at or near a 23-year low. Theft and household burglary rates steadily declined after the late 1970's. In 1995, burglary was at about half the rate of 1973. The motor vehicle theft rate in 1995 was below the record 1991 high. Estimates for 1973-1991 were adjusted to reflect improved survey techniques put in place in 1992. An appendix contains definitions of crimes covered by the victimization survey. 6 references, 1 table, and 8 figures
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Burglary ; Rape ; Robbery ; Motor Vehicle Theft ; Offense statistics ; Aggravated assault ; Theft offenses ; Uniform crime reporting ; Stolen vehicles ; Crime patterns ; National crime surveys ; Property crime statistics ; Victimization surveys ; Victims of violence ; United States of America
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistices National Crime Victimization Survey, April 1997.
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