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Violent Crime

NCJ Number
Date Published
April 1994
4 pages
Publication Series
The 1992 National Crime Victimization Survey (NVCS), sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, reported 6.6 million violent crime victimizations, including 141,000 rapes, 1.2 million robberies, and 5.3 million assaults.

This report summarizes 1973-92 trends in rape, robbery, and assault from the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey; homicide data from Vital Statistics of the United States, National Center for Health Statistics; and 1992 murder data from the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. It points out the increasing victimization rates for ages 12 to 24 and summarizes patterns of weapon use, injury, hospitalization, self-protection by victims, economic costs, offender characteristics, reporting to police, and differing rates of victimization by sex and race.

Date Published: April 1, 1994