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Title: Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1990
Author(s): L D Bastian
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 161
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report of the 1990 National Crime Victimization Survey presents over 120 numerical tables that describe criminal victimization.
Abstract: The findings include measures of the amount of crime that U.S. residents experienced, the characteristics of crime victims, the nature and circumstances of the crime incidents, and costs of crime. There are also data on how police responded to reported crimes and on the victims' perception of drug and alcohol use by violent offenders. The survey estimates that there were 34.4 million crimes committed against individuals or households in the United States in 1990. Approximately 40 percent of all violent crimes reported in the survey were completed offenses. Personal thefts were completed at a rate of 94 percent, and 85 percent of household crimes were completed. Seventeen percent of all crimes measured by the survey were violent crimes (rape, robbery, and assault). Personal and household larceny composed 62 percent of all offenses. Household burglaries and motor vehicle thefts accounted for another 21 percent of all crimes. The rate of violent crime victimization was 30 per every 1,000 persons age 12 or older; the rate of personal theft was 64 per every 1,000. Appended survey questionnaire
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): Crime surveys; Victimization risk
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