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Prisoners in 2018

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Criminal Victimization, 2019


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  • The portion of U.S. residents age 12 or older who were victims of violent crime excluding simple assault decreased 12% from 2018 to 2019.

  • The rate of violent victimization in urban areas—based on new classifications of urban, suburban, and rural areas—declined 20% from 2018 to 2019.

  • From 2018 to 2019, 29% fewer black persons and 22% fewer white persons were victims of serious crimes (generally felonies).

  • According to crime victims surveyed in 2019, the percentage of violent victimizations reported to police was lower for white victims (37%) than for black (49%) or Hispanic victims (49%).
 
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