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dc.identifier.citation (2018). Crime Trends. Fact Sheets for National Crime Victims Rights Week, Office for Victims of Crime, 2 pgs. en_US
dc.description Fact Sheet en_US
dc.description.abstract Each of the NCVRW Crime and Victimization Fact Sheets provides a snapshot of current research and victimization statistics in the United States. Criminal victimization trends provide useful insights by positioning annual data within a broader context. To estimate these trends at the national level, researchers rely primarily on two sources of crime data: the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics’s National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Both the UCR and the NCVS have been collected for decades. While their methodologies and findings differ in some key ways, each provides critical information necessary to understand crime nd victimization in the United States. While the rate of criminal victimization has decreased dramatically over the past 50 years, many in the general public believe crime rates have increased. According to Gallup polls conducted since the mid-to-late 1990s, more than half of Americans have consistently reported that they believe there is more crime in the United States today than there was a year ago. This misconception can be attributed to a variety of factors, but importantly, it demonstrates the necessity of monitoring crime and victimization trends long-term, and effectively communicating these trends to key stakeholders and the public at large. Crime and victimization trends provide researchers, victim service providers, policymakers, and the public with the information they need to accurately interpret, understand, and act on issues related to criminal victimization. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries National Crime Victims Rights Week Fact Sheets
dc.subject Trends en_US
dc.subject Violent Crime en_US
dc.subject Property Crime en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal Crime en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Aggravated Assault en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Robbery en_US
dc.subject Murder en_US
dc.subject Theft en_US
dc.subject Burglary en_US
dc.subject Crime Reporting en_US
dc.title Crime Trends, 1965-2015 en_US
dc.type Other en_US

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