Unformatted text preview: • Crime touches about 23 million households in the United States each year. • The total personal cost of crime to victims is about $13 billion each year. • The chance of being the victim of a violent crime is much higher for young African-American males than for any other group of the population. • Violent criminal victimizations are extremely rare events. • Most crimes against individuals are absorbed by the victims without reporting them to the police. Drawbacks to this report are that some people may incorrectly remember events as crimes that were not crimes and the high cost of door-to-door interviewing....
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- Fall '09
- Motor Vehicle Theft., overall crime rate, extremely rare events, Violent criminal victimizations, total personal cost