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Reporting Crime to the Police, 1992-2000

NCJ Number
195710
Date Published
March 2003
Length
8 pages
Author(s)
Timothy C. Hart; Callie Rennison Ph.D.
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Annotation
This report presents National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data from 1992 to 2000 on non-lethal crimes against persons age 12 or older that were reported to police. The reporting of overall violent crime, serious violent crimes, and simple assaults increased from 1992 through 2000. In 2000 a total of 9.9 million crimes were reported to law enforcement authorities, according to NCVS estimates.
Abstract
The reporting of overall violent crime, serious violent crimes, and simple assaults increased from 1992 through 2000. In 2000 a total of 9.9 million crimes were reported to law enforcement authorities, according to NCVS estimates. Highlights include the following: reporting to the police of rape/sexual assault and assault increased between 1992 and 2000; violence against females was more likely to be reported than violence against males; overall violent crime committed by strangers was reported to police at a higher percentage than was violent crime committed by nonstrangers. Tables, appendix

Date Created: December 17, 2009