IVP-33 Reduce physical assaults

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 1998 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. [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. Unwantedsexualcontactwithforce(grabbing, fondling, etc.)
  6. Unwantedsexualcontactwithoutforce(grabbing, fondling, etc.)
  7. Weaponpresentorthreatenedwithweapon
  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. [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

Comments

Methodology Notes

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

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

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. The target was adjusted from 14.7 to 19.2 to reflect the revised baseline using the original target-setting method.