"During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced an estimated 18.7 million violent and property crime victimizations, down from 20.1 million in 2009 and 24.2 million in 2001, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). These criminal victimizations in 2010 included an estimated 3.8 million violent victimizations, 1.4 million serious violent victimizations, 14.8 million property victimizations, and 138,000 personal thefts. Violent and serious violent victimizations declined by nearly 34% between 2001 and 2010. The NCVS collects information on nonfatal crimes reported and not reported to the police against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. It produces national rates and levels of personal and property victimization, as well as information on the characteristics of crimes and victims, and the consequences of victimization to victims. Because the NCVS is based on interviews with victims, it cannot measure murder. Information on homicide presented in this report was obtained from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR)."
Bureau of Justice Statistics: NCJ 235508
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.ncjrs.gov/