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Crime and the Nation's Households, 2005

NCJ Number
217198
Date Published
April 2007
Length
4 pages
Author(s)
Patsy Klaus
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Survey
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.
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