Thursday, August 27, 2015

BJS survey finds violent crime rate remained unchanged while property crime rate declined in 2014

The violent crime rate did not change significantly in 2014 compared to 2013. Violent crimes include rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. In 2014, the violent crime rate was 20.1 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents age 12 or older.

The rate of domestic violence, which includes crime committed by intimate partners (current or former spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends) and family members was also unchanged from 2013 to 2014 (4.2 per 1,000). Likewise, in 2014 the rates of intimate partner violence (2.4 per 1,000), violence resulting in an injury (5.2 per 1,000), and violence involving a firearm (1.7 per 1,000) did not change significantly.

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