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Criminal Victimization, 2004

Authors: 
Catalano, S. M.
Year Published: 2005
Type: 
Paper/Research Report
Organization: 
Office of Justice Programs U.S. Department of Justice
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Source: 
Office of Justice Programs U.S. Department of Justice
Abstract: 

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.

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