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Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010

NCJ Number
239424
Date Published
December 2012
Length
19 pages
Author(s)
Erika Harrell, Ph.D.
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Annotation
This report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents data on the number of violent victimizations committed by strangers during the period 1993 - 2010.
Abstract
Highlights of the findings include the following: in 2010, about 38 percent of nonfatal violent crimes, including rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault were committed by strangers; between 2005 and 2010, over 52 percent of all robberies were committed by strangers, down from 64 percent between 1993 and 1998; between 2005 and 2010, strangers committed 62 percent of violent victimizations occurring in public places, and 9 percent of violent victimizations that occurred in victims' homes; and in 2010, 55 percent of violent victimizations by strangers were reported to police. Additional findings are presented on the types of weapons used during violent victimizations, the number of injuries sustained by victims, and the number of homicides that occurred during the commission of another crime. This report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents data on the number of violent victimizations committed by strangers during the period 1993 - 2010. Data for the report were obtained from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an annual survey that collects information from participants on the number and characteristics of victimizations experienced during the previous 6 months, as well as the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports. Tables, figures, and appendixes

Date Created: December 11, 2012