Bureau of Justice Statistics: Unreported Violent Crime Victimizations Rose 36% from 2015 to 2018

Updated: Jan 31, 2020

Read more results below from the (Bureau of Justice Statistics) BJS's 2018 report, Criminal Victimization, which highlights data from the National Criminal Victimization Survey.

According to the report:

- The number of violent-crime victims age 12 or older rose from 2.7 million in 2015 to 3.3 million in 2018, an increase of 604,000 victims, or approximately 22%

- Only 11% of victims of violent crime received services from a victim services agency; those rates were higher, however, among victims of intimate partner violence and victims of violent crime who suffered an injury

- The rate of violent victimizations not reported to the police per 1,000 persons increased nearly 36% from 2015 to 2018 (from 9.5 per 1,000 to 12.9 per 1,000)

Click here to check out the entire report.

What do you think of the report? Did you expect to see these trends? What other interesting results did you see from the survey? Let us know in the comments below!

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