National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization, 2000: Changes 1999-2000 with Trends 1993-2000 [open pdf - 121KB]
"Approximately 25.9 million violent and property victimizations occurred during the year 2000, according to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Property crimes against U.S. households -- burglary, motor vehicle theft, and theft -- accounted for three-fourths of all victimizations. Violent crimes C rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault -- against persons age 12 or older accounted for about a fourth. Personal theft -- pocket picking and purse snatching -- comprised 1% of victimizations. In 2000 the estimated 25.9 million victimizations represented a decline from 28.8 million property and violent crimes experienced in 1999. The 2000 level of violent crime continued a downward trend that began in 1994 and the 2000 level of property crime is the lowest since 1974. The number of criminal victimizations estimated for 2000 is the lowest ever recorded since 1973 when the NCVS began and measured 44 million victimizations."
Bureau of Justice Statistics: NCJ 187007
U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.ncjrs.gov/