Presents estimates of national levels and rates of personal and property victimization for the year 2005. Rates and levels are provided for personal and property victimization by victim characteristics, type of crime, victim-offender relationship, use of weapons, and reporting to police. Annual average victimization rates for 2004-05 are compared with those of the previous two years, 2002-03. A section is devoted to trends in victimization from 1993 to 2005. Estimates are from data collected using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an ongoing survey of households that interviews about 134,000 persons in 77,200 households annually. Violent crimes included in the report are rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault (from the NCVS), and homicide (from the FBI's UCR program). Property crimes examined are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft.
Correction: Estimates published in this bulletin were calculated using incorrect sampling weights. Corrected weights resulted in relative small revisions to the victimization counts and rates. Except for data in tables 1, 6, and 7, variance data show that all conclusions and findings presented in the bulletin remain unchanged. See report for detailed errata notice.
Estimates were calculated using incorrect sampling weights. Corrected weights result in relatively small revisions to estimates of victimization counts and rates. For example, the violent crime rate dropped from 21.2 per 1, 000 person age 12 or older to 21.1 per person. The variance data for the revised estimates show that all conclusions and findings presented in the bulletin remain unchanged. See the bulletin for additional details.