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  NCJ Number: NCJ 156921     Find in a Library
  Title: Violence-related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): M R Rand ; K Strom
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1997
  Page Count: 11
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: Data from a nationally representative sample of 31 hospitals with emergency departments were used to estimate the number of people treated for nonfatal injuries from confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence in 1994.
  Abstract: The Study of Injured Victims of Violence was conducted to augment available estimates and as a supplement to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. Results revealed that hospital emergency departments treated an estimated 1.4 million people for injuries from confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence. These persons represented about 1.5 percent of all visits to hospital emergency departments and 3.6 percent of the injury-related visits in 1994. Ninety-four percent were injured during an assault; 2 percent, during a robbery; and 5 percent, by an offender in a sexual assault. Three-fifths of the persons were males and about half were under age 25. Seven percent had been injured by a spouse or former spouse; 10 percent by a current or former other intimate partner; 8 percent by a parent, child, sibling, or other relative; 23 percent by a friend or acquaintance; and 23 percent by strangers. The victim-offender relationship was not recorded in almost 30 percent of the cases. A higher percentage of women than men were treated for injuries inflicted by an intimate. The estimated number of persons treated in emergency departments for injuries inflicted by intimates was 4 times higher than estimated from the National Crime Victimization Survey. About 92 percent of all the victims were released at once after treatment; about 8 percent were hospitalized for further treatment. Tables and 6 references
  Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
  Index Term(s): Medical and dental services ; Victim-offender relationships ; Hospitals ; Injury investigations ; Victims of violence
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, August 1997
   
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