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NCJ Number: NCJ 240431     Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence Victimizations in IBR Jurisdictions of New York State, 2007
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): Matthew Fetzer
Corporate Author: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2009
Page Count: 13
  Annotation: Data are provided on domestic violence victimizations reported to police in 2007 from jurisdictions participating in the New York State Incident-Based Reporting (NYSIBR) program.
Abstract: NYSIBR, referred to as IBR in this report, is an adaptation of the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which collects crime data from law enforcement agencies. It differs from the traditional Uniform Crime Report (UCR), which collects only summary information on the most serious offense in a criminal incident. IBR, on the other hand, counts all offenses that occurred in an incident and also captures detailed information on the circumstances of the incident, weapon use, victim and offender characteristics, and the relationship of the victim to the offender. Regarding 2007 IBR data on domestic violence victimizations, this report found that intimate partners accounted for 62 percent of domestic violence victimizations. The most common victim-to-offender relationship was boyfriend/girlfriend. Simple assaults were the most common domestic violence offense. Personal weapons (hands, feet, teeth, etc.) were the most prevalent type of weapon used in domestic violence crimes. Females were more likely than males to be victims of intimate partner violence, including those in same-sex partnerships. Approximately 12 percent of domestic violence victimization involved child victims under the age of 18. 6 tables, 6 figures, and appended list of IBR participating agencies in 2007, and a glossary
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Offense statistics ; Child abuse ; Weapons ; Family offenses ; Victim-offender relationships ; Domestic assault ; National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) ; New York
Sale Source: New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
4 Tower Place
Albany, NY 12203-3764
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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