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Table 40. Number of violent crime victims per 1,000 persons, by type of crime, age group, and sex: Selected years, 1995 through 2008
 
Age group and sex 1995 2000 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Total
violent crime
Rape/
sexual assault1
  Robbery   Assault
Total                          
16 to 19 years old 107.7 64.3 58.2 45.9 44.2 51.7 50.1 37.0 2.2 ! 4.8   30.0
20 to 24 years old 78.8 49.4 47.4 43.0 46.9 44.2 35.2 37.8 2.1 ! 5.4   30.3
Male                          
16 to 19 years old 125.0 74.4 58.4 54.7 54.0 53.7 55.8 46.5 #   7.8   38.6
20 to 24 years old 88.2 56.6 56.7 44.5 58.8 46.8 35.6 33.9   5.6   27.7
Female                          
16 to 19 years old 89.7 53.6 58.1 36.8 34.0 49.8 44.2 27.1 4.5 !   21.0
20 to 24 years old 69.5 42.2 38.3 41.6 34.8 41.6 34.7 41.7 3.7 ! 5.2   32.9
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. Either there are too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1Includes verbal threats of rape and threats of sexual assault.
NOTE: Violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Violent crimes exclude murder because the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is based on interviews with victims and therefore cannot measure murder. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Criminal Victimization in the United States, selected years, 1995–2008.

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