Bulletin Reports

Criminal Victimization 2008

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) presents Criminal Victimization in the United States, 2008, which presents tables with detailed data on major items measured by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Topics include crimes of violence (rape/sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault), property crimes (household burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft), and personal theft (pocket picking and completed and attempted purse snatching); demographic characteristics of victims, including age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, household income, and educational level; characteristics of crime victimization, including time and place of occurrence, weapon use, self protection, injury and medical care, victim-offender relationship, offender characteristics, time lost from work, and economic losses; and crimes reported and not reported to police, victims’ reasons for reporting or not reporting crimes, and police response time. These annual data, in 110 fully indexed tables, are released electronically and disseminated through the BJS Web site, http://www.bjs.gov