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NCJ Number: NCJ 243389     Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2012
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Jennifer Truman Ph.D. ; Lynn Langton 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: 10/2013
Page Count: 17
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents the 2012 estimates of rates and levels of criminal victimization in the United States.
Abstract: Results show the rate of violent victimization increased from 22.6 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older in 2011 to 26.1 in 2012 (crime not reported to police and simple assault accounted for the majority of this increase); the rate of property crime increased from 138.7 per 1,000 households in 2011 to 155.8 in 2012; violent crime rates increased slightly in 2012 for Blacks but remained stable for Whites and Hispanics; and in 2012, residents in urban areas continued to experience the highest rate of violent crime. This report includes violent victimization (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault) and property victimization (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft) and describes the annual change from 2011 and analyzes 10-year trends from 2003 through 2012. Included are the estimates of domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and injury and use of weapons in violent victimization as well as the characteristics of victims. Data were collected from The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) which 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 2012, about 92,390 households and 162,940 persons were interviewed for the NCVS. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): National crime statistics
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics ; National crime surveys ; Victimization surveys ; Offense characteristics ; Demographic analysis of crime
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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