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Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

Section 3

Nature and distribution of known offenses

Data in this section describe the nature and extent of criminal activity in the United States. Three different measures of the level of crime are used: victimization surveys, officially recorded data on offenses known to law enforcement agencies, and self-reports of criminal involvement from nationwide surveys. The sources of these data include the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS); the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program; the Monitoring the Future Project at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan; the National Youth Survey at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado; the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration; PRIDE, Inc.; The Gallup Organization; and others.

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Personal and property victimization
Violent and personal victimization
Victim-offender relationship in violent victimization
Weapon use in personal victimization
Self-protective measures employed by victims
Respondents reporting whether they have been hit or had something taken by force
Rate of property victimizations
Characteristics of lone-offender victimizations
Characteristics of multiple-offender victimizations
Reasons for reporting and not reporting victimization to police
High school seniors' victimization experiences and victimization at school
High school seniors' self-reported delinquency
High school seniors' involvement in traffic violations
High school seniors' involvement in traffic violations while under the influence of drugs
High school seniors' involvement in traffic accidents
Students reporting problem behaviors
Students delinquency and victimization experiences at school
Students self-reported drug and alcohol use
College students' and young adults' self-reported drug and alcohol use
Drug and alcohol use in the U.S. population
Problems and illegal activities associated with drug and alcohol use
Drug abuse-related emergency department episodes
Alcohol use and frequency of use
Drinking and driving
Fatalities in alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes
Prevalence and frequency of delinquent behavior in adolescents
Offenses known to police
Violent crime by State
Firearm-related violent crime
Violent and property crime in U.S. cities
Average loss incurred for selected offenses
Bias-motivated (hate) crimes
Offenses in Federal parks
Murder offenders and victims
Workplace homicides
Suicide rates
Aggravated assaults
Motor vehicle thefts
Bank fraud and embezzlement investigations
Violations of Federal bank robbery statutes
Law enforcement officers killed and assaulted
Explosives incidents
Arson, deaths, and property loss due to fires
Terrorist incidents
Criminal acts related to air transportation

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