BJS Releases Violent Victimization by Race or Hispanic Origin, 2008–2021
The Bureau of Justice Statistics, a division of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, today released Violent Victimization by Race or Hispanic Origin, 2008–2021. This brief Just the Stats report presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey on the rates of violent victimization by race or Hispanic origin.
“These data show that the rates of violent victimization are very similar for white, black, and Hispanic persons during the five-year period from 2017 to 2021,” said BJS Director Dr. Alexis Piquero, “and over the same time period, they also show that white, black, and Hispanic victims were most likely to be involved in a violent incident with an offender of the same racial or Hispanic origin.”
The web report provides the rates and numbers of violent victimization by race or Hispanic origin, during the 5-year aggregate period from 2017 to 2021. In addition, the report features an interactive graphic that displays violent victimization data from 2008 to 2021 by race or Hispanic origin.
Violent Victimization by Race or Hispanic Origin, 2008–2021 (NCJ 305262)
|Authors:||Alexandra Thompson and Susannah N. Tapp, PhD, BJS Statisticians|
About the Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Alexis R. Piquero, PhD, is the director. More information about BJS and criminal justice statistics can be found at bjs.ojp.gov.
About the Office of Justice Programs
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.