Gutnre - this is wonderful! Thank you.
My big concern was that I don't count respondents/cases twice. For instance, if someone has been the victim of an assault and a property crime, I don't want to count them twice. So, no matter how many times they've been victimized, I just want to know whether they've "ever been a victim," to paraphrase your last response. Will your method avoid the double-counting concern?
Thanks so much for your help. Last question out of me!