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FAQs: Crime characteristics and trends

Prevalence rate
Percent of person or households in a given population who experienced at least one victimization dur...  Read More

Victimization rate
Number of victimizations per 1,000 persons or households in a given population that occurred during ...  Read More

Why do the numbers vary so much from year-to-year for some crimes such as rape/sexual assault? 
The measurement of rape and sexual assault presents many challenges. Victims may not be willing to r...  Read More

What is the National Crime Victimization Survey?
The Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is the natio...  Read More


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