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Victims of violent crime

Criminal Victimization, 2010

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RATE OF VIOLENT VICTIMIZATION DECLINED 13 PERCENT IN 2010

WASHINGTON – During 2010, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced a double-digit drop (down 13 percent) in the rate of violent victimization, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)...