Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
From the 2008 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS-2 form):
Did the offender hit you, knock you down or actually attack you in any way?
Did the offender TRY to attack you?
Did the offender THREATEN you with harm in any way?
How did the offender TRY to attack you? How were you threatened? Any other way? Mark (X) all that apply. [applicable responses 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (if injury), 13, 14 (certain circumstances)]
How were you attacked? Any other way? Mark (X) all that apply. [applicable responses 4-14]
Physical assaults include completed and attempted simple and aggravated assault or threats thereof identified as crimes.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.
In 2012, the original baseline was revised from 16.3 to 21.3 due to a change in the methodology. The threshold for series victimization was revised from six to ten or more similar crimes during the 6-month reference period that a victim is unable to recall individually. The target was adjusted from 14.7 to 19.2 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.
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