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IVP-33 Data Details

IVP-33 Reduce physical assaults

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS); Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (DOJ/BJS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
per 1,000 
Baseline (Year)
21.3 (2008)
Target
19.2
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of persons aged 12 years and over who report being physically assaulted
Denominator
Number of persons aged 12 years and over
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2008 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS-2 form):

[NUMERATOR:]

Did the offender hit you, knock you down or actually attack you in any way?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Did the offender TRY to attack you?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Did the offender THREATEN you with harm in any way?

  1. Yes
  2. No

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)]

  1. Verbal threat of rape
  2. Verbal threat to kill
  3. Verbal threat of attack other than to kill or rape
  4. Verbal threat of sexual assault other than rape
  5. Unwanted sexual contact with force (grabbing, fondling, etc.)
  6. Unwanted sexual contact without force (grabbing, fondling, etc.)
  7. Weapon present or threatened with weapon
  8. Shot at (but missed)
  9. Attempted attack with knife/sharp weapon
  10. Attempted attack with weapon other than gun/knife/sharp weapon
  11. Object thrown at person
  12. Followed or surrounded
  13. Tried to hit, slap, knock down, grab, hold, trip, jump, push, etc.
  14. Other – Specify

How were you attacked? Any other way? Mark (X) all that apply. [applicable responses 4-14]

  1. Raped
  2. Tried to rape
  3. Sexual assault other than rape or attempted rape
  4. Shot
  5. Shot at (but missed)
  6. Hit with gun held in hand
  7. Stabbed/cut with knife/sharp weapon
  8. Attempted attack with knife/sharp weapon
  9. Hit by object (other than gun) held in hand
  10. Hit by thrown object
  11. Attempted attack with weapon other than gun/knife/sharp weapon
  12. Hit, slapped, knocked down
  13. Grabbed, held, tripped, jumped, pushed, etc.
  14. Other – Specify
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Adapted from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

Physical assaults include completed and attempted simple and aggravated assault or threats thereof identified as crimes.

Changes Between HP2010 and HP2020
This objective differs from Healthy People 2010 objective 15-37 in that the threshold for series victimization was revised from six to ten or more similar crimes during the 6-month reference period.

Revision History

Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.

Description of Changes 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.