BJS: Bureau of Justice Statistics

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You have a footnote saying that the number is based on 10 or fewer sample cases. But the number is larger than 10. How can this be?

We develop national estimates from sample cases of interviews with victims. We take the data we get from these interviews and weight it to represent the nation as a whole. All of the published data from the survey represent weighted estimates. When the national estimate is based on 10 or fewer actual sample cases, we make note of this and encourage caution in interpreting results.


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