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Criminal Victimization in Nevada, 2011

NCJ Number
Timothy C. Hart, Ph.D.; Jonathan Culver
Date Published
August 2012
8 pages
This report by the Center for the Analysis of Crime Statistics presents State-level data on criminal victimization in Nevada during 2011.
Highlights of findings from the analysis include the following: in 2011, an estimated 1 in 4 Nevadans were criminally victimized; of those surveyed, 18 percent were victims of larceny-theft, and 3 in 8 victimizations involved a violent crime; during the 12 months prior to the survey for this study, an estimated 1.8 million victimizations occurred in Nevada; among all crime types, except rape and sexual assault, men were victimized at approximately the same rate as women; and among all crime types, the crime of burglary was most likely to be reported to police, while the crime of rape or sexual assault was the least likely to be reported to police. This report was compiled by the Center for the Analysis of Crime Statistics (CACS) to examine the data on criminal victimization in the State of Nevada during 2011. Data for the study were obtained from the 2011 CACS victimization survey which asks respondents about the nature and extent of crime that they experienced in the 12 months prior to the survey. Information on victimization experiences was obtained from 2,935 respondents. The types of crimes covered by the survey were the violent crimes of rape/sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault; and the property crimes of burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. The purpose of this report is to provide local officials, community organizations, media outlets, and members of the general public with a concise and objective statistical profile of current criminal justice practices in the State that can be used to inform future discussions on crime control policies and practices. 6 tables, 1 figure, and 5 references