Property Crime Victims in Indiana

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IU Public Policy Institute

The Indiana Criminal Victimization Survey, a recent survey of Indiana citizens conducted by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), suggests that nearly 1 in 5 Indiana households were the victim of some type of property crime in 2010. During the summer and fall of 2011, researchers from the Indiana University Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) partnered with ICJI to analyze survey data and found that, generally, survey respondents who were younger (under the age of 35), less educated (individuals whose reported education level was high school/GED graduate or less), or lower income (a reported annual household income of less than $50,000) were more likely to be a victim of property crime. This brief summarizes survey findings on the characteristics of Indiana property crime victims by four property crime categories: household burglary, property theft, motor vehicle theft, and vandalism.

Criminal justice, Public safety
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