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Measuring the Prevalence of Crime With the National Crime Victimization Survey

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Based on results from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) for 1993 to 2010, this report presents and compares criminal victimization rates and crime-prevalence rates; and it also analyzes the differences between victimization and prevalence rates for various types of crime and demographic groups using data from the 2010 NCVS.
This report presents comparisons of victimization rates and prevalence rates of nonfatal violent crime and household property crime from 1993 to 2010. The report uses prevalence rates to describe patterns of repeat victimization for violent and property crime and to identify specific population subgroups at the highest risk for repeat victimization. It compares violent victimization and prevalence rates across victim age and sex and according to victim-offender relationships.
Date Created: September 4, 2013