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NCJ Number: 237308 Find in a Library
Title: Methods for Counting High-Frequency Repeat Victimizations in the National Crime Victimization Survey
Author(s): Janet L Lauritsen; Jennifer Gatewood Owens; Michael Planty; Michael R. Rand; Jennifer L. Truman
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: April 2012
Page Count: 40
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Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the research results and describes changes in the Bureau of Justice Statistic’s (BJS’s) enumeration practices regarding the treatment of series victimizations when estimating annual victimization rates.
Abstract: Findings show that while the proportion of series victimizations declined over time, the nature of these series victimizations is similar to those reported nearly two decades ago. While violent series victimizations have declined in number and proportion over time, the characteristics of these victimizations have exhibited little change. These high-rate violent victimizations tended to involve either adult violence at work, female intimate partner violence, or youth violence at school. To assess the strengths and weaknesses for enumerating and classifying series victimizations into national victimization estimates, this report examined the extent and the nature of series victimization in the National Criminal Victimization Survey (NCVS) and reviewed the general patterns and statistical properties of victims’ responses to being asked how many times the incident occurred. Series victimization analyses also examined how different treatments would affect conclusions about the victimization level and annual rate of change for various crime types and victimization characteristics. Tables, figures, references, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Analysis; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Victim profiles; Victim reactions to crime; Victimization surveys
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