Based on data collected by the National Crime Victimization Survey for 2005-2019, this report addresses trends in the number and rate of violent victimization by victim race or ethnicity.
The overall number of violent victimizations decreased over this period by 1.1 million (16 percent). The number of violent victimizations of Black persons decreased 32 percent, from 913,000 to 623,000. The number of violent victimizations against White persons declined 24 percent, from 4.8 million to 3.6 million. Regarding the rate of violent victimizations from 2005 to 2019, the overall decline was 26 percent, from 28.4 to 21.0 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents age 12 or older. The rate of violent victimizations of Black persons fell 43 percent, from 32.7 to 18.7 violent victimizations per 1,000 Black persons age 12 or older. The rate of violent victimization of White persons fell 24 percent, from 22.7 to 21.0 victimizations per 1,000 White persons age 12 or older. 2 tables