This report presents the victimization rates for various personal and property crimes as measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey for 1997 and midyear 1998.
The 1997 estimates are based on interviews conducted during calendar year 1997, and the midyear 1998 estimates are based on interviews conducted during the 12 months from July 1997 to June 1998. "Completed violent crimes" include rape, sexual assault, robbery with or without injury, aggravated assault with injury, and simple assault with minor injury. Victimization rates are per 1,000 persons age 12 or older per 1,000 households. The victimization rate for personal crimes as a whole for 1997 was 40.8 percent, and it was 38.8 percent for midyear 1998. For crimes of violence as a whole the victimization rate was 39.2 percent for 1997 and 37.3 percent for midyear 1998. Completed crimes of violence were 12.2 percent for 1997 and 11.7 percent for midyear 1998. The victimization rates for property crimes as a whole were 248.3 for 1997 and 230.6 for midyear 1998. Household burglary was 44.6 percent for 1997 and 41.5 percent for midyear 1998. Motor vehicle theft was 13.8 percent (1997) and 13.0 percent (midyear 1998). The victimization rates for theft, both completed and attempted, were 189.9 (1997) and 176.1 (midyear 1998). Victimization rates for completed thefts are broken down for those less than $50, $50-$249, and $250 or more.
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