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AH-11.4 Data Details

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AH-11.4 Reduce the rate of adolescent and young adult victimization from crimes of violence

About the Data

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

Data Source: 
National Crime Victimization Survey
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch: 
per 1,000
Baseline (Year): 
42.0 (2013)
Target-Setting Method: 
10 percent improvement

Number of rapes/sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults, and simple assaults experienced by persons aged 12 to 24 years living in households


Number of persons aged 12 to 24 years living in households

Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective: 
Not applicable
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data: 

    From the 2013 National Crime Victimization Survey:

    Public use variable v4529 (Type of Crime Code, New)

    Violent crimes

    • 01 Completed rape
    • 02 Attempted rape
    • 03 Sexual attack with serious assault
    • 04 Sexual attack with minor assault
    • 05 Completed robbery with injury from serious assault
    • 06 Completed robbery with injury from minor assault
    • 07 Completed robbery without injury from minor assault
    • 08 Attempted robbery with injury from serious assault
    • 09 Attempted robbery with injury from minor assault
    • 10 Attempted robbery without injury
    • 11 Completed aggravated assault with injury
    • 12 Attempted aggravated assault with weapon
    • 13 Threatened assault with weapon
    • 14 Simple assault completed with injury
    • 15 Sexual assault without injury
    • 16 Unwanted sexual contact without force
    • 17 Assault without weapon without injury
    • 18 Verbal threat of rape
    • 19 Verbal threat of sexual assault
    • 20 Verbal threat of assault

    Purse snatching/pocket picking

    • 21 Completed purse snatching
    • 22 Attempted purse snatching
    • 23 Pocket picking (completed only)

    Property crimes

    • 31 Completed burglary, forcible entry
    • 32 Completed burglary, unlawful entry without force
    • 33 Attempted forcible entry
    • 40 Completed motor vehicle theft
    • 41 Attempted motor vehicle theft
    • 54 Completed theft less than $10
    • 55 Completed theft $10 to $49
    • 56 Completed theft $50 to $249
    • 57 Completed theft $250 or greater
    • 58 Completed theft value NA
    • 59 Attempted theft
Data Collection Frequency: 
Methodology Notes: 

    Responses to over 70 questions are used to determine whether a respondent is classified as a victim and to classify the type of crime experienced. The exact wording of these questions can be found in the NCVS survey instruments: See 2013 NCVS-1 (Basic Screen Questionnaire) and NCVS-2 (Crime Incident Report) survey instruments at Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) - National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The measure can also be recreated using the public use variable listed "v4529". To access the public use data file, visit:

    The definition of victimization is a crime as it affects one person or a household. For personal crimes, the number of victimizations is equal to the number of victims present during a criminal incident so that the number of victimizations may be greater than the number of incidents because more than one person may be victimized during an incident. The victimization rate is a measure of the occurrence of victimizations among a specified population group. For personal crimes, the victimization rate among adolescents and young adults is based on the number of victimizations per 1000 residents aged 12 to 24 years.

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 2015, this objective moved to measurable. The baseline was set as 42.0 victimizations per 1,000 population aged 12-24 in 2013. The target was set as 37.8 per 1,000, a 10% improvement over the baseline.


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