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NCJ Number: 219413 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization, 2006
Series: BJS Bulletins
Author(s): Michael Rand; Shannan Catalano Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: December 2007
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents estimates of rates and levels of personal and property victimization for 2006.
Abstract: National estimates are not comparable with those of previous years because of methodological changes to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) in 2006. The report provides annual victimization counts and rates for 2005 and 2006 for urban and suburban areas, where comparable survey methods were used. It discusses the methodological changes that were implemented and how they impacted the survey estimates. The estimates are drawn from the NCVS, an ongoing survey of households that interviews about 135,300 persons in 76,000 household annually. The report also includes data on violent crimes (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault), property crimes (burglary, motor vehicle theft and property theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching). See also "Criminal Victimization, 2006: Fact Sheet" (Acrobat file 134K). In 2006, males experienced higher levels of victimization than females. The rate of violent victimization for males was 26 violent victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older. Females experienced 23 violent victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older. An estimated 25 percent of all violent crime incidents were committed by an armed offender. The presence of a firearm was involved in 9 percent of these incidents. Violent and property crime rates in urban and suburban areas were stable between 2005 and 2006.
Main Term(s): Offense statistics
Index Term(s): Firearm-crime relationships; Male female victim comparisons; Offense statistics; Property crime statistics; Property crime victims; Victimization surveys; Victims of violent crime
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