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  NCJ Number: NCJ 231327     Find in a Library
  Title: Criminal Victimization, 2009
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Jennifer L Truman, Ph.D. ; Michael R Rand
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 10/2010
  Page Count: 16
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This report presents the annual estimates of rates and levels of violent crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault); property crime (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft); and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching).
  Abstract: This report describes the year-to-year change from 2008 and trends for the 10-year period from 2000 through 2009. The National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS) collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. During 2009, 38,728 households and 68,665 individuals were interviewed twice for the NCVS. This report also includes data on the characteristics of victims of crime, estimates of intimate partner violence, and use of firearms and other weapons during the crime. Highlights include the following: 1) An estimated 4.3 million violent crimes, 15.6 million property crimes, and 133,000 personal thefts were committed against U.S. residents age 12 or older in 2009; 2) Violence against males, Blacks, and persons age 24 or younger occurred at higher or somewhat higher rates than the rates of violence against females, Whites, and persons age 25 or older in 2009; 3) About half (49 percent) of all violent crimes and about 40 percent of all property crimes were reported to the police in 2009; violent crimes against females (53 percent) were more likely to be reported than violent crimes against males (45 percent). (Published Abstract)
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
  Index Term(s): Offense statistics ; Violent crime statistics ; Victimization ; Property crime statistics ; Victimization surveys ; Rape statistics ; Victim profiles ; Sexual assault statistics
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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