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NCJ Number: 222274 Find in a Library
Title: Virginia Crime Trends 1997-2006
Corporate Author: Virginia Dept of Criminal Justice Services
Criminal Justice Research Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Virginia Dept of Criminal Justice Services
Richmond, VA 23219
Sale Source: Virginia Dept of Criminal Justice Services
Criminal Justice Research Ctr
1100 Bank St.
Richmond, VA 23219
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents a statistical summary of crime patterns and trends in Virginia from 1997 to 2006 with a brief historical overview of crime trends from 1960-2006.
Abstract: Report highlights include: (1) Virginia’s violent and property crime rates continue to be below national rates and rates for most bordering States; (2) during the last decade violent and property crime rates declined by 18 percent and 29.6 percent, respectively; (3) forcible rape was the only violent index crime rate to increase from 2005 to 2006; (4) the property crime rate was the lowest in 2006 when compared to the United States and border States; (5) the drug arrest rate has remained below rates for most bordering States during the last decade; (6) Virginia’s violent crime rate has been below the national rate since the 1960s and has trended downward since the 1990s; and (7) the property crime rate has been below the national rate since 1960, and tracks closely the United States trend. This report provides information and data on Virginia’s crime trends for 1997 to 2006, as well as a historical perspective of crime from 1960 to 2006. Graphs
Main Term(s): State crime statistics; Virginia
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Statistics; Statistical analysis; Statistical Analysis Centers
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