Events not reported to the police as well as those reported to the police are included. Information on victims, offenders, crime characteristics, and other topics is based on a representative sample of some 65,000 households across the country. In interviews conducted at 6-month intervals, the following crimes were investigated: (1) personal crimes including rape, robbery, assault, and personal larceny; and (2) property crime, including burglary, household larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Selected findings from the more than 100 statistical tables are presented in a special section and illustrated by graphics. Methodological appendixes and a series of technical notes are appended as aids to the interpretation of survey results. Data for this report were collected and analyzed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.