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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Crime and the Nation's Households, 2003

General Material

Analyses provide household prevalence estimates for violent and property crimes and information on those households experiencing vandalism and intimate partner violence. Findings are presented by race and Hispanic origin, by region, by urban, suburban or rural location and by household size. Overall trends since 1994 are included. Comparisons with 2002 are made."

Highlights:

  • The percentage of households experiencing crimes, about 15%, did not change significantly between 2002 and 2003.
  • In 2003 about 3 in 1,000 households included a member victimized by an intimate partner, such as a spouse, ex-spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.