Prevalence Of Violent Crime Among Households With Children

A new report is out from the Bureau of Justice Statistics: Prevalence of Violent Crime Among Households with Children, 1993-2010. From the site:

The report estimates the number of children age 17 or younger living in households in which at least one household member age 12 or older experienced violent crime during a given year. As defined in NCVS, nonfatal violent victimizations include rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Estimates of the number of children are provided by age of children (ages 0 to 11 and ages 12 to 17), type of crime, and location of the crime. The report also examines households that experienced violent crime by whether children lived in the household, type of crime, and location of the crime. Data on victimized households by type, composition, and characteristic are also presented.

One of the stats BJS highlights from the report: “In 2010, an estimated 2.8 million children lived in a household in which at least one member age 12 or older experienced violent crime. This represents 3.9% of all children age 17 or younger living in U.S. households.”
Full report can be found here (PDF).

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