National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization, 2012   [open pdf - 978KB]

"In 2012, for the second consecutive year, violent and property crime rates increased for U.S. residents age 12 or older, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The overall violent crime rate (which includes rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) rose from 22.6 victimizations per 1,000 persons in 2011 to 26.1 in 2012 […]. Violent victimizations that were not reported to police increased from a rate of 10.8 per 1,000 persons in 2011 to 14.0 in 2012 and accounted for the majority of the increase in total violence. The apparent increase in the rate of violent crimes reported to police from 2011 to 2012 was not statistically significant. The overall property crime rate (which includes household burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft) increased from 138.7 per 1,000 households in 2011 to 155.8 per 1,000 in 2012. Similar to violent crime, the rate for property crime not reported to police increased during the period, from 86.1 to 101.9 victimizations per 1,000 households. However, there was no statistically significant change in the rate of property crime victimization reported to police."

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Bureau of Justice Statistics: NCJ 243389
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U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/
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