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Race and Hispanic Origin of Victims and Offenders, 2012-15

NCJ Number
250747
Date Published
October 2017
Length
21 pages
Author(s)
Rachel E. Morgan
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Survey, Statistics, Report (Annual/Periodic)
Annotation
This report presents the number, rates, and victim-offender relationships of violent victimizations that were interracial (victim and offender of different races or Hispanic origin) and intraracial (victim and offender of the same race or Hispanic origin) for the years 2012-15.
Abstract
Violent victimizations include rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. For the years 1012-15, 51 percent of violent victimizations were intraracial. In the majority of violent victimizations, White victims' offenders were White (57 percent), and Black victims' offenders were Black (63 percent). The rates of total violent crime, serious violent crime, and simple assault were higher for intraracial victimizations than for interracial victimizations. Although stranger violence accounted for the largest proportion of interracial violence, domestic violence was more likely to be intraracial. The percentage of violence committed against White victims by a White offender (31 percent) was more often domestic violence than the percentage committed by a Black (6 percent) or Hispanic (7 percent) offender. This was similar for Black and Hispanic victims. The percentage of violence committed against a White victim by a White offender who was a stranger (27 percent) was lower than the percentage committed by a Black (27 percent) was lower than the percentage committed by a Black (64 percent) or Hispanic offender (55 percent) who was a stranger. Similarly, the percentage of violence committed against a Black victim by a White offender who was a stranger (50 percent) was higher than the percentage committed by a Black offender who was a stranger (38 percent). These data were obtained from the National Crime Victimization Survey. 24 tables and 3 figures
Date Created: October 19, 2017