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Changes in Criminal Victimization, 1994-95

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Date Published
April 1997
12 pages
In 1995 criminal victimization rates for U.S. residents age 12 or older declined for both personal and property crimes, according to data collected from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

This report presents the 1995 findings from the National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS), an ongoing survey of households that each year interviews about 100,000 persons in 50,000 households. Violent crimes included in the report are rape, sexual assault, robbery, and both aggravated and simple assault (from the NCVS), and homicide (from crimes reported to the police). Property crimes include burglaries, motor vehicle thefts, and thefts of other property. This report describes the major declines in violent and property crime overall, 1994-95. Presenting each type of victimization measured by characteristics of victims or victim's households. Fourteen tables provide rates from 1992 to 1995 and 2 tables summarize data from 1995. Electronic versions include additional tables.

Date Published: April 1, 1997