National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization, 2001: Changes 2000-01 with Trends 1993-2001 [open pdf - 1MB]
"Americans age 12 or older experienced approximately 24.2 million violent and property victimizations in 2001 according to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Overall criminal victimizations included about 18.3 million property crimes (burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft), 5.7 million violent crimes (rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), and about 188,000 personal thefts (pocket picking and purse snatching). The 24.2 million criminal victimizations in 2001 represent a decrease from 25.9 million victimizations in 2000, and furthered a downward trend that began in 1994. Criminal victimization estimates in 2001 are the lowest recorded since the 1973 estimate of 44 million victimizations when the NCVS was initiated."
Bureau of Justice Statistics: NCJ 194610
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.ncjrs.gov/