Violent crime victimization up in 2018

Violent crime victimization in the U.S. increased for the 3rd straight year in 2018, after decreasing 18 out of 20 years from 1995 to 2015, as reported here. Despite recent increases, the rate is still less than 1/3 what it was in 1995. Proportionally, the steepest increase from 2017 to 2018 was in rape/sexual assault. Property crime victimization has decreased slightly since 2015.

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