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Victimization

Description

Millions of Americans across the country are victims of crime each year. From burglary to identity theft to homicide and other crimes, Americans are negatively affected by crime in many ways.

The National Crime Victimization Survey collects information from victims on nonfatal violent and property crimes, including those reported and not reported to the police, and produces national rates and levels of personal and property victimization. Another important source of crime statistics is the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting program which compiles data from state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

The following resources provide information on crime victimization.

Visit the Report a Crime section of the U.S. Department of Justice website to learn how you can report child pornography or cases involving the sexual exploitation of children.

You can also report suspicion of child sexual exploitation to your local police, your ICAC Task Force or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline (www.cybertipline.com or 1–800–843–5678).

Visit the Report a Crime section of the U.S. Department of Justice website to learn how you can report child pornography or cases involving the sexual exploitation of children.

You can also report suspicion of child sexual exploitation to your local police, your ICAC Task Force or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's CyberTipline (www.cybertipline.com or 1–800–843–5678).

Information on police response to victims with disabilities is available in the OVC Victims with Disabilities: Collaborative, Multidisciplinary First Response (DVD and Guidebook). For additional information, visit the Victims with Disabilities section of our website.

Date Created: May 28, 2020