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Surprising Findings on Who Is More Likely to Become a Crime Victim

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The Brookings Institution recently released some very surprising facts about crime, specifically who is more likely to become the victim of one.

The Brookings Institution recently released some very surprising facts about crime, specifically who is more likely to become the victim of one.

Although higher-income people do encounter their fair share of crimes, it’s the low income families who are far more likely to become victims. As part of 'The Hamilton Project', the institute highlighted certain facts.

A chart shows crimes of completed violence, attempted violence, rape, robbery and assault for the year 2008. For each of those five crimes, people who lived in households with an annual combined income of under $15,000 had the highest victimization rate.

Across the board, the numbers showed consistency, with the low income rates being about 3 times higher when compared to those for families with an annual income of $75,000 or more.

Families who made $15,000 to $34,999 were the second most likely to encounter all of the five personal crimes, while households who took in $35,000 to $74,999 were the third most likely to become victims, except in the category of sexual assault.

The highest earning families with 75 grand or more in annual income showed the lowest numbers for all crimes, except for rapes.

Despite the troubling findings regarding demographic groups, 'The Brookings Institution' revealed that crime rates have actually steadily declined in the past two and a half decades.

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