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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 158022     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization 1994: National Crime Victimization Survey
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): C Perkins ; P Klaus
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: The 1994 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) showed there were 51 violent victimizations per 1,000 persons aged 12 years or older and 308 property crimes per 1,000 households.
Abstract: For every person aged 12 years or older, the survey revealed two rapes or attempted rapes, three assaults with serious injury, and four robberies with property taken. The violent crime rate did not change between 1993 and 1994, following a slight increase between 1985 and 1991, while property crime continued a 15-year decline. Young people, blacks, and males were most vulnerable to violent crime. Compared to households with annual incomes of $15,000 or more, persons in households with incomes of less than $15,000 were three times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted, two times more likely to be robbed, and 1.5 times more likely to be victimized by aggravated assault. Almost two-thirds of victims of completed rapes did not report the crime to the police, and two-thirds of rape or sexual assault victims knew their assailants. About one-third of robbery victims were injured as a result of the incident. The NCVS methodology is described, and trends in the incidence of violent crime are analyzed. 8 tables
Main Term(s): National crime statistics
Index Term(s): Assault and battery ; Rape ; Robbery ; Economic influences ; Violent crime statistics ; Victimization ; National crime surveys ; Sexual assault victims ; Property crime statistics ; Victims of violence
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin
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