skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 90541 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1973-1982 Trends
Author(s): A Paez; F Shenk
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper presents data from National Crime Surveys from 1973 to 1982 to show trends in particular crime categories, and the narrative portion of the report focuses on changes between 1981 and 1982.
Abstract: The National Crime Survey measures selected personal and household crimes, including offenses not reported to the police, through interviews at 6-month intervals with the occupants of an average of about 58,000 housing units. Based on a sample representative of the U.S. population aged 12 and over, the survey has yielded since 1973 an unprecedented amount of information about crime and its victims. Survey results are statistically weighted, producing national estimates. The trends portrayed in graphic and tabular form show no change in violent crime, a continuing decline in personal thefts, a declining burglary rate from 1973 and a record low burglary rate in 1982, an increase in aggravated-assault reports to police, and an overall decrease in police-reported crime rates. Eight footnotes and a list of Bureau of Justice Statistics reports are provided.
Index Term(s): Crime Statistics; Trend analysis; Victimization
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.