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NCJ Number: 252940 Find in a Library
Title: Person or Place? A Contextual, Event History Analysis of Homicide Victimization Risk
Author(s): Emily R. Berthelot
Corporate Author: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
United States of America
Date Published: May 2019
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR 72204
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2013-R2-CX-0007
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Findings and methodology are reported for a contextual event-history analysis of homicide victimization risk in the United States, with attention to risk factors for homicide victimization at individual and neighborhood levels.
Abstract: Study data were collected and analyzed from the National Health Interview Survey (2004-2012), the National Death Index, and the American Community Survey (2005-2009, 2008-2012). The findings indicate that Blacks with low income and Blacks in socially disorganized neighborhoods experienced an increased risk for homicide victimization. Also, the risk of being a homicide victim was substantially higher for persons living in the southern and western regions of the United States. These findings may be useful in the development of targeted homicide prevention community programs. A main limitation of this study, however, is the age of the data. Future research should examine more recent homicide data. 6 tables and 24 references
Main Term(s): Homicide
Index Term(s): Crime Risk Factors; Geographic distribution of crime; National Institute of Justice (NIJ); Neighborhood; NIJ final report; Poverty and crime; Race-crime relationships; Social cohesion; Social conditions
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