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Victimization in Different Types of Areas in the United States: Subnational Findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey, 2010–2015

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Date Published
March 2022
33 pages

This report was produced by the University of Missouri-St. Louis for the Bureau of Justice Statistics to contribute knowledge on the ability of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to provide information about the levels, nature, and consequences of victimization across different types of places. It describes methods used to create “generic area” typologies based on geographic, social, economic, or demographic characteristics. These generic areas can represent places that are similar to each other based on the characteristics of interest. This report creates generic areas using three geographic indicators currently available in public-use NCVS data: census region, metropolitan area status, and population size for the central cities of metropolitan areas.

Date Published: March 8, 2022