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Criminal Victimization of District of Columbia Residents and Capitol Hill Employees, May 1982-April 1983

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September 1985
Data from three victimization surveys conducted between May 1982 and April 1983 formed the basis of an analysis of the criminal victimization of people living in the District of Columbia and of people working on Capitol Hill.

Two surveys were done at the request of Congress; the third was the National Crime Survey. Based on population, the District of Columbia was more likely than its suburbs to be the location of violent crimes. Survey results indicated that residents did not experience significantly higher overall rates of violent victimization than suburban residents, but their rates of robbery victimization were higher. The victimization rates for residents of the District of Columbia Standard Metropolitan Area were similar to those of other metropolitan areas. White citizens were more likely than black citizens to be victims of violent crime. Data revealed that Capitol Hill employees and other workers in the District had similar victimization rates, with one exception. Rates of larceny without contact were higher for District residents. Suburban residents were more likely than District residents to say that crime in the District was worse than in other urban areas. Study instruments and references.

Date Published: September 1, 1985