Criminal Victimization, 2004
Victimization rates for every major type of crime measured were unchanged from their 2003 levels. For most crimes aggregated rates for the period 2003-04 were unchanged from those for 2001-02. However, for overall crimes of violence aggregate rates for the period 2003-04 declined 9% from 2001-02. Individual categories with observed marginal declines included attempted and threatened violence, attempted rape, completed robbery and simple assault. During this same period, a decline in rates of minor theft was also observed. Taken together, the 1-year (2003-04) and 2-year (2001-02 to 2003-04) change estimates indicate that crime rates remain stabilized at the lowest levels experienced since 1973. Modified author abstract.