Because of this:
....while the chance of being a violent crime victim in any given year may be low, the odds get worse when one considers that most of us will live several decades.
does not mean a whole lot:
99% of everybody goes through life like that and they're never a victim.
.... We measure violent crime in X per 100,000 numbers and "X" is a small number. In 2011, it was about 386 per 100,000 people. That's a 0.38% chance.
, the lifetime
chance of a twelve year old being attacked by a violent criminal actor at least once
is about 50%.
But this thread is about violence at home. The majority of crimes against persons occur somewhere else.