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NCJ Number: 248973 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2014
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Jennifer L. Truman; Lynn Langton
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: September 2015
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on the number, rate, and prevalence of violent and property crime in the United States in 2014, based on the findings of the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2014 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
Abstract: In 2014, 1.1 percent of all persons age 12 or older (3 million persons) experienced at least one violent victimization. An estimated 0.5 percent experienced at least one serious violent victimization in 2014. No significant change occurred in the rate of violent crime from 2013. There was no statistically significant change in the rate of serious violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, violence resulting in an injury, and violence involving a firearm. Neither was there any significant change in the percentage of violent crime reported to police from 2013 to 2014 (46 percent). No change occurred in the percentage of violent-crime victims who received assistance from a victim service agency. Eight percent of all households (10.4 million households) experienced one or more property. crimes. The prevalence rate of property victimization declined from 9 percent of all households in 2013 to 8 percent in 2014. A figure shows the rates of violent crime and property crime separately from 1993 through 2014. Eleven tables show various crime-related trends over time, including separate tables for violent victimization by type of violent crime for 2005, 2013, and 2014 and firearm victimizations for 2005 through 2014. The methodology of the NCVS is described.
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): Gun Violence; Property crime statistics; Property crime victims; Trend analysis; Victimization; Victims of violent crime; Violent crime statistics
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