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NCJ Number: NCJ 239437     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2011
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Author(s): Jennifer L. Truman, Ph.D. ; Michael Planty, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 20
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This bulletin presents the 2011 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States.
Abstract: Results indicate that the rate of violent victimization increased 17 percent, from 19.3 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older in 2010 to 22.5 in 2011; increases in the rates of violent victimizations for Whites, Hispanics, younger persons, and males accounted for the majority of the increase in violent crime; and the rate of property crime increased 11 percent, from 125.4 per 1,000 households in 2010 to 138.7 in 2011. This bulletin includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft). This study also describes the annual changes from 2010 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2002 through 2011. Also included are estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, injury and use of weapons in violent victimization, and characteristics of victims. The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. During 2011, about 79,800 households and 143,120 persons were interviewed for the NCVS. Figures, tables, and appendixes
Main Term(s): National crime statistics
Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Violent crime statistics ; Violent offenders ; Victimization ; Violent-nonviolent behavior comparisons
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Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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