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  NCJ Number: NCJ 217198     Find in a Library
  Title: Crime and the Nation's Households, 2005
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Patsy Klaus
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 04/2007
  Page Count: 4
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This report presents information on households or persons in households who experienced one or more violent or property victimizations in 2005.
  Abstract: Measuring crime by counting the affected households gives an understanding of whether crime is concentrated in fewer households or spread among more households in the Nation. Estimates are from data collected in the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an ongoing survey of households that interviews about 134,000 persons in 77,200 households annually. Violent crimes included in the report are rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Property crimes examined are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft. The report includes estimates on households that experienced vandalism and intimate partner violence. Findings are presented by race and ethnicity; region; urban, suburban, or rural location; and household size. It includes overall trends in households victimized by crime from 1994 to 2005. Highlights include the following: fewer than 1 percent of households had members victimized by more than one type of violence; about 1 in 320 households were affected by intimate partner violence; and households in the West were more likely to experience one or more crimes compared to households in other regions.
  Main Term(s): Offense statistics
  Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Violent crime statistics ; Victimization ; Property crime statistics ; Victimization surveys ; Property crime victims
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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