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  NCJ Number: NCJ 147005     Find in a Library
  Title: Crime and Neighborhoods
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): C J DeFrances ; S K Smith
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1994
  Page Count: 2
  Annotation: According to the American Housing Survey, the percentage of U.S. households identifying crime as a neighborhood problem increased from 5 to 7 percent between 1985 and 1991.
  Abstract: The percentage of black households reporting crime almost doubled, from 9 to 17 percent. In 1991, 23 percent of inner-city black households said crime was a neighborhood problem, up from 12 percent in 1985. The percentage of white households mentioning crime as a neighborhod problem increased during the 1985-1991 period but the increase was consistently lower than that of black households. Crime never became the most frequently mentioned neighborhood problem by white inner-city households, despite an increase from 8 percent in 1985 to 13 percent in 1991. Inner-city households were more likely to identify crime as a neighborhood problem in 1991 than suburban or rural households. Household responses on crime reflected the extent of victimization. Black households had a consistently higher percentage of violent and overall crime victimization than white households. Inner-city households experienced violent crime more often than suburban or rural households. Most inmates in State prisons committed offenses outside their own neighborhood. 4 tables and 3 figures
  Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
  Index Term(s): National crime statistics ; Violent crime statistics ; Black/African Americans ; Rural area studies ; Urban area studies ; Suburban area studies ; Crime patterns ; National crime surveys ; Victimization surveys ; Rural crime ; Rural urban comparisons ; Urban criminality ; Black/White Crime Comparisons ; Victims of violence
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Crime Data Brief
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