U.S. Violence Rates Flat Last Year, Victim Survey Says

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Violent crime levels did not rise last year in the United States, an annual federal survey on victimization reported today.

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) administered by the Justice Department said that last year's violent crime rate was 18.6 victimizations per 1,000 people age 12 or older, sharply lower than the 79.8 per 1,000 rate of the modern-day high . . .

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