BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Home  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Help  |  A-Z Topic List
 
 
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Home  | Publication & Product Detail
Publication Crime and the Nation's Households, 1992

Michael R. Rand

August 1, 1993    NCJ 143288

This figure represents a decrease of 1 percent from 1992 figures and the lowest recorded since 1975. The marginal decrease was caused by a fall in the number of households victimized by burglary or theft. Five percent of households had at least one member age 12 or older who was the victim of a violent crime. Black households were more likely to be victimized than white households, and Hispanic households were more vulnerable than non-Hispanic ones. Urban households were the most likely to sustain a crime, while rural households experienced the lowest crime rates. In general, the more people in a household, the greater its susceptibility to crime victimization. Respondents to the survey perceived burglaries and violent crimes committed by strangers to be the most threatening. 6 tables, 3 figures, and 11 notes

Part of the Criminal Victimization: National Crime Victimization Survey Series

PDF

Help for using BJS products

About the Source Data
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

To cite this product, use the following link:
http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=4157

View All Publications and Products


Back to Top