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NCJ Number: NCJ 210674     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2004
Author(s): Shannan M. Catalano Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2005
Page Count: 12
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents estimates of national levels and rates of personal and property victimization for the year 2004.
Abstract: Rates and levels are provided for personal and property victimization by victim characteristics, type of crime, victim-offender relationship, use of weapons, and reporting to police. A special section is devoted to trends in victimization from 1993 to 2004. Estimates are from data collected using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an ongoing survey of households that interviews about 76,000 persons in 42,000 households twice annually. Violent crimes included in the report are rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assaults (from the NCVS), and homicide (from the FBI's UCR program). Property crimes examined are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft. Highlights include the following: the rate of violent crime dropped 9 percent from the period 2001-02 to the period 2003-04; during 2004, 22 percent of all violent crime incidents were committed by an armed offender, 6 percent by an offender with a firearm; between 2001-02 and 2003-04, violent crime decreased 17 percent in the West, from 31 to 26 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older.
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Violent crime statistics ; Trend analysis ; Property crime statistics ; Victimization surveys ; Personal crime victims
Note: BJS National Crime Victimization Survey; downloaded September 27, 2005.
   
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