From U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Highlights of the report:
The rate of violent crime excluding simple assault declined 15% from 2018 to 2019, from 8.6 to 7.3 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older.
Among females, the rate of violent victimization excluding simple assault fell 27% from 2018 to 2019.
There were 880,000 fewer victims of serious crimes (generally felonies) in 2019 than in 2018, a 19% drop.
From 2018 to 2019, 29% fewer black persons and 22% fewer white persons were victims of serious crimes.
The rate of violent victimization in urban areas— based on the NCVS’s new classifications of urban, suburban, and rural areas—declined 20% from 2018 to 2019.
Based on the 2019 survey, less than half (41%) of violent victimizations were reported to police.
The percentage of violent victimizations reported to police was lower for white victims (37%) than for black (49%) or Hispanic victims (49%).
The portion of violent incidents involving black offenders (25%) was 2.3 times the portion involving black victims (11%), while the portion involving Asian offenders (1.0%) was 0.4 times the portion involving Asian victims (2.3%). ?
The rate of property crime declined 6% from 2018 (108.2 victimizations per 1,000 households) to 2019 (101.4 per 1,000).
The percentage of households that were burglarized declined to the lowest level since the NCVS was redesigned in 1993.
Read the full report here.