ABSTRACT

Race and Ethnicity of Violent Crime Offenders and Arrestees, 2018   [open pdf - 579KB]

From the Document: "In 2018, based on data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, black people were overrepresented among persons arrested for nonfatal violent crimes (33%) and for serious nonfatal violent crimes (36%) relative to their representation in the U.S. population (13%). White people were underrepresented. White people accounted for 60% of U.S. residents but 46% of all persons arrested for rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and other assault, and 39% of all arrestees for nonfatal violent crimes excluding other assault. Hispanics, regardless of their race, were overrepresented among arrestees for nonfatal violent crimes excluding other assault (21%) relative to their representation in the U.S. population (18%). These UCR data on incidents of nonfatal violent crime can be compared to data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to determine how much offense and arrest differences by race and ethnicity can be attributed to differences in criminal involvement. The NCVS collects information on victims' perceptions of offenders' race, ethnicity, and other characteristics in incidents of violent crime. This survey is administered to persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. The 2018 NCVS data file includes interviews from 151,055 households."

Report Number:
NCJ 255969; National Criminal Justice 255969
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Date:
2021-01
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Public Domain
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/
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