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11-13-2015, 03:37 PM
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) has been a major source of national estimates of crime victimization rates since 1993. Both violent crime and property crime victimization rates have declined since 1993, according to the latest report:

In 2014, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced
an estimated 5.4 million violent victimizations
and 15.3 million property victimizations,
according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ (BJS)
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
There was no significant change in the overall rate
of violent crime, defined as rape or sexual assault,
robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault, from
2013 (23.2 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or
older) to 2014 (20.1 per 1,000) (figure 1). However,
the rate of violent crime in 2014 was lower than the
rate in 2012 (26.1 per 1,000). From 1993 to 2014, the
rate of violent crime declined from 79.8 to 20.1 per
The overall property crime rate (which includes
household burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft)
decreased from 131.4 victimizations per 1,000
households in 2013 to 118.1 victimizations per
1,000 in 2014. The decline in theft accounted for the
majority of the decrease in property crime. Since
1993, the rate of property crime declined from
351.8 to 118.1 victimizations per 1,000 households.

11-15-2015, 04:11 AM
In 2005, the BJS has also conducted the National Computer Security Survey (NCSS) to estimate the impact of cybercrime on the U.S. business. This is what their results were:

Summary Findings

In 2005, among 7,818 businesses

67% detected at least one cybercrime.
Nearly 60% detected one or more types of cyber attack.
11% detected cyber theft.
24% detected other computer security incidents.
Most businesses did not report cyber attacks to law enforcement authorities.
The majority of victimized businesses (86%) detected multiple incidents, with half of these (43%) detecting 10 or more incidents during the year.
Approximately 68% of the victims of cyber theft sustained monetary loss of $10,000 or more. By comparison, 34% of the businesses detecting cyber attacks and 31% of businesses detecting other computer security incidents lost more than $10,000.
System downtime lasted between 1 and 24 hours for half of the businesses and more than 24 hours for a third of businesses detecting cyber attacks or other computer security incidents.
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - Cybercrime (http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=41)