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NCJ Number: 206154 Find in a Library
Title: Crimes Against Persons Age 65 or Older, 1993-2002
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Patsy Klaus
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: January 2005
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document - Designates non-commercial publications, such as Government and gray literature reports.
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data comparing crimes against persons age 65 and older with those in younger age groups.
Abstract: Crime rates are presented for murder, rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault, purse snatching/pocket picking, household burglary, motor vehicle theft, and property theft. The report describes trends in violent and property crime between 1993 and 2002. It discusses characteristics of the crimes, including injury to victims, self protective measures used, whether weapons were present, time and place of occurrence, and victim-offender relationships. Crimes include both those reported to the police and those that were not reported. This report updates a previous report for the period 1992-1997. Tables and figures
Main Term(s): Elderly victims
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Crime Statistics; Crime surveys; Crimes against the elderly; Institutional elder abuse; Older Adults (50+); Victimization; Victims of Crime
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