National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

Criminal Victimization, 2003

Authors: 
Catalano, S. M.
Year Published: 2004
Type: 
Paper/Research Report
Organization: 
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs
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Source: 
U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs
Abstract: 

This report on criminal victimization found that in 2003 U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 24.2 million violent and property victimizations. Taken together, the 1-year (2002-03) and 2-year average (2000-01 to 2002-03) change estimates indicate that crime rates have stabilized. The rates are the lowest experienced in the last 30 years. Comparing 2-year average annual rates shows that for every major category of crime except rape/sexual assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft the average annual rates were significantly lower in 2002-03 than in 2000-01 (text box below and table 2). The average annual rates of rape/sexual assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft were unchanged, 2000-01 to 2002-03. While violence decreased for both males and females between 1993 and 2003, the rate for males declined faster than that for females. Households with an annual income greater than $50,000 experienced larger drops in property crime rates than did households with lower annual incomes.

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