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NCJ Number: 246311 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Victimization in New and Established Hispanic Areas, 2007-2010
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Michael Planty Ph.D.; Min Xie Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2014
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Issue Overview; Statistics
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) report examines violent victimization rates by victims race and ethnicity within four Hispanic areas from 2007 to 2010.
Abstract: This report examines violent victimization rates by victims' race and ethnicity within four Hispanic areas from 2007 to 2010. Hispanic areas are classified based on their historical Hispanic population and the growth in their Hispanic population between 1980 and 2001. This includes: established slow growth areas, established fast growth areas, new emerging Hispanic areas, and small Hispanic areas. The report describes Hispanic, white, and black violent victimization rates in each area by age and sex. Highlights of this report include: 1) from 1980 to 2010, the Hispanic population increased 246%, compared to 44% for non-Hispanic blacks and 9% for non-Hispanic whites; 2) from 2007 to 2010, new Hispanic areas had a lower overall rate of violent victimization compared to small Hispanic areas that had relatively little growth in Hispanic populations; 3) unlike blacks and whites, Hispanics experienced higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic metropolitan areas (26 per 1,000) than in other areas (16 to 20 per 1,000); 4) Hispanics ages 18 to 34 exhibited the largest variation in victimization rates by type of area, those in new Hispanic areas experienced violence at higher rates than those in established and small Hispanic areas; and 5) among all age groups, new Hispanic areas did not show statistically significant higher rates of violent victimization for non-Hispanic white and black residents.
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Hispanic; Victimization risk; Violent Crime; Violent crimes
Note: The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring crime, criminal victimization, criminal offenders, victims of crime, correlates of crime, and the operation of criminal and civil justice systems at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels. BJS collects, analyzes, and disseminates reliable and valid statistics on crime and justice systems in the United States, supports improvements to state and local criminal justice information systems, and participates with national and international organizations to develop and recommend national standards for justice statistics.
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