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Hispanic Victims of Violent Crime, 1993-2000

General Material

Report uses the U.S. National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) to examine violent crimes committed against Hispanic victims including ; rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. As stated in its BJS abstract: "Crime victimizations of Hispanics are compared with those of four non-Hispanic groups: whites, blacks, American Indians, and Asians. Additional findings include 1993-2000 victimization rates by victim characteristics (gender, age, maritalstatus, household income, and location of residence) and crime characteristics (victim-offender relationship, presence of weapons, injuries and medical treatment, alcohol/drug use of offender, and reporting violence to the police)."

Highlights include the following:

  • Persons of Hispanic origin in 2000 experienced 11% of all violent crime against persons age 12 or older in the United States
  • During 2000 Hispanic persons were victims of about 690,470 rapes, sexual assaults, robberies,and aggravated and simple assaults.
  • 9% of Hispanic victims state that the offender was an intimate, while 34% described the offender as a friend or acquaintance.