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Repeat Violent Victimization, 2005-14

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Published Date
August, 2017

This report presents national data on the prevalence of repeat violent victimization and the characteristics of repeat violence, including type of crime (rape or sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault), demographic characteristics of repeat victims, and victim-offender relationship (intimate partner, well-known or casual acquaintance, relative, and stranger).

This report found that a greater percentage of intimate partner violence victims experience repeat violence than victims of violence by other types of offenders. Data are from BJS’s National Crime Victimization Survey from 2005 to 2014, which collects information on nonfatal crimes, reported and not reported to the police, against persons age 12 or older from a nationally representative sample of U.S. households. Repeat violent victimization is defined as experiencing two or more violent victimizations during the year. 

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