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Publication Criminal Victimization 1991

Lisa D. Bastian, Bureau of Justice Statistics

October 1, 1992    NCJ 136947

While the number of violent crimes increased 11 percent between 1990 and 1991, there was little difference in the number of personal and household crimes committed. Since 1981, the peak year for victimizations, crime rates have dropped steadily; however, the number of violent crimes committed in 1991 was the same as that for 1981. Overall, 38 percent of crime victims reported the incidents to police; just under half of all violent crimes were reported. Blacks, persons under age 25, and persons living in households in the lowest income category were most likely to be victimized. 9 tables and 4 figures

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