Report: Criminal Victimization, 2019
- The portion of U.S. residents age 12 or older who were victims of violent crime excluding simple assault decreased 12% from 2018 to 2019.
- The rate of violent victimization in urban areas—based on new classifications of urban, suburban, and rural areas—declined 20% from 2018 to 2019.
- From 2018 to 2019, 29% fewer black persons and 22% fewer white persons were victims of serious crimes (generally felonies).
- According to crime victims surveyed in 2019, the percentage of violent victimizations reported to police was lower for white victims (37%) than for black (49%) or Hispanic victims (49%).
Note: Estimates include 95% confidence intervals. See table 18 for definitions and appendix table 1 for estimates and standard errors.
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2015-2019.