Criminal Victimization, 2016
(NCJ 251150) is now available on BJS.gov.
This report presents 2016 National Crime Victimization Survey
(NCVS) data on violent and property crime victimizations reported and not
reported to police, including the characteristics of crimes and victims and outcomes
- U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced 5.7 million
violent victimizations in 2016—a rate of 21.1 victimizations per 1,000
persons age 12 or older.
- In 2016, U.S. households experienced 15.9 million
property crimes—a rate of 119.4 per 1,000 households.
- Fewer than half (42%) of violent victimizations were
reported to police.
Findings are based on data from BJS’s 2016 NCVS, an annual
survey that collects information on nonfatal crimes against persons age 12 or older
from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.