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Title: Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends
Author(s): L A Greenfeld; M R Rand; D Craven; P A Klaus; C A Perkins; C Ringel; G Warchol; C Maston; J A Fox
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
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Document: PDF|Text
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report summarizes the statistical information about violence committed against intimates from 1976 through 1996 that is currently available and is based on information obtained from victims, law enforcement agencies, hospital emergency departments, and those convicted of crimes against intimates.
Abstract: For the purposes of this study, intimates were defined as "those with whom the offender had a relationship as a current or former spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend." The kinds of violent crimes examined ranged from murder to simple assault. Findings show that in 1996 just over 1,800 murders were attributable to intimates; nearly 3 out of 4 of these had a female victim; in 1976 there were nearly 3,000 victims of intimate murder. The decline over the past two decades was larger for spousal killings, compared to the killings of other intimates. There has been a sharp decrease in the rate of intimate murder of men, especially black men. The number of intimate murders with guns has declined; however, in 1996, 65 percent of all intimate murders were committed with a firearm. In 1996 women experienced an estimated 840,000 rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault victimizations at the hands of an intimate, down from 1.1 million in 1993. Intimate violence against men did not vary significantly from 1992 to 1996. In 1996 men were victims of approximately 150,000 violent crimes committed by an intimate. Data are also provided on reporting to the police, police response, presence of children, treatment of injuries, and incarcerated offenders against intimates. Extensive figures and tables
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Battered husbands; Battered wives; Dating Violence; Domestic assault
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