Victim-Offender Relationship in Crimes of Violence, by Characteristics of the

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 316):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 56 rows and 7 columns.

In percent. < med >Covers only crimes of violence. Based on National Crime Victimization Survey; see text, this section, and Appendix III. For definitions of crimes, go to


  1. An aggravated assault is any assault in which an offender possesses
    or uses a weapon or inflicts serious injury.
  2. Excludes “don’t know” relationships.
  3. Excludes “not known and not available” time of day.
  4. Includes areas on public transportation or inside station,
    in apartment yard, park, field, playground, or other areas.
  5. Excludes “don’t know” and “not available” victim activity.
  6. Includes sleeping.
  7. Excludes “don’t know” and “not available” distance from victim’s home.
  8. Includes knives, other sharp objects, blunt objects, and other
    types of weapons.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.