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Publication Criminal Victimization, 2000: Changes 1999-2000 with Trends 1993-2000

Callie Marie Rennison, Ph.D., Bureau of Justice Statistics

June 13, 2001    NCJ 187007

Presents national levels and rates of personal and property victimization for the year 2000. Rates and levels of personal and property victimization by victim characteristics, type of crime, victim-offender relationship, use of weapons, and reporting to police are provided. A special section is devoted to trends in victimization from 1993 to 2000. Estimates are from data collected using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an ongoing survey of households that interviews about 80,000 persons in 43,000 households twice annually. Violent crimes included in the report are rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault (from the NCVS), and homicide (from the FBI's UCR program). Property crimes examined are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft.


  • According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the violent crime rate fell 15% and the property crime rate fell 10%, 1999-2000.
  • Overall property crime rates fell between 1999 and 2000 due to a decrease in theft and a slight decline in motor vehicle theft.
  • From 1999 to 2000 violent crime rates fell for almost every demographic group considered: males, females, whites, blacks, non-Hispanics, and 12-to-24 year-olds.

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