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BJS Releases Carjacking Victimization, 1995-2021

      WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Carjacking Victimization, 1995–2021.

      This brief report presents findings on nonfatal carjacking victimization from 1995 to 2021, based on data from BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey. The report shows trend estimates of nonfatal carjacking victimizations. The report also provides data on characteristics of carjackings and demographics of carjacking victims.

      This report is the first in a new series from BJS named Just the Stats. It is a web-published series which will feature short reports—downloadable in PDF format—focused on specific topics of interest. Just the Stats is another approach BJS is using to modernize the release of timely, relevant, and credible statistics.

      TITLE: Carjacking Victimization, 1995–2021 (NCJ 305204)

      AUTHOR: Erika Harrell, Ph.D., BJS Statistician

      WHERE: bjs.ojp.gov

      The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero is the director.

      The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.


OFFICE: bjs.ojp.gov
CONTACT: Tannyr Watkins at 202-532-3923 or [email protected]

Date Published: October 4, 2022