The datasets used to generate published estimates for the 2005 and 2006 Criminal Victimization bulletins and statistical tables were found to contain improper weights for the population.
Presents estimates of rates and levels of personal and property victimization for 2006. National estimates are not comparable with those of previous years because of methodological changes to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) in 2006. The report provides annual victimization counts and rates for 2005 and 2006 for urban and suburban areas, where comparable survey methods were used. It discusses the methodological changes that were implemented and how they impacted the survey estimates. The estimates are drawn from the NCVS, an ongoing survey of households that interviews about 135,300 persons in 76,000 households annually. The report also includes data on violent crimes (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault and simple assault), property crimes (burglary, motor vehicle theft and property theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and purse snatching). See also, Criminal Victimization, 2006: Fact Sheet (Acrobat file 134K) and Technical Notes (Acrobat file 45K).