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Publication Hispanic Victims of Violent Crime, 1993-2000/Víctimas Hispanas de Crímenes Violentos, 1993-2000

Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D.

April 7, 2001    NCJ 191208

Using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), this report examines violent crimes committed against Hispanic victims including rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Crime victimizations of Hispanics are compared with those of four non-Hispanic groups: whites, blacks, American Indians, and Asians. Additional findings include 1993-2000 victimization rates by victim characteristics (gender, age, marital status, household income, and location of residence) and crime characteristics (victim-offender relationship, presence of weapons, injuries and medical treatment, alcohol/drug use of offender, and reporting violence to the police).


  • Persons of Hispanic origin in 2000 experienced 11% of all violent crime against persons age 12 or older in the United States
  • During 2000 Hispanic persons were victims of about 690,470 rapes, sexual assaults, robberies,and aggravated and simple assaults.
  • 9% of Hispanic victims state that the offender was an intimate, while 34% described the offender as a friend or acquaintance.

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