Crime victimization in 2016

BJS has released its revised 2016 victimization report, available here. Long-term, the violent crime victimization rate has been fairly flat since 2010 and it is 75% lower than in 1993. The serious violent crime rate decreased 3% in 2016 over the previous year, while property crime was up 7%. There was a significant 31% decrease in the rate of rape/sexual assault victimization in 2016, but those victims also became less likely to call the police — less than 1/4 reported their victimizations, the lowest for any crime category.

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