Who Experiences Violent Victimization and Who Accesses Services?

The purpose of this research is to identify groups of persons at high risk for serious violent victimization to help inform how victim services and assistance can be targeted to victims of greatest need. Disparities in risk and use of victim services are examined using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)—the nation’s primary source of statistical information on criminal victimization. The report describes trends in victimization and victim service use over time, as well as patterns for the most recent time period.

Federal Sponsor Agency: OVC, BJS

Publication Date: April 2019

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