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  NCJ Number: NCJ 194820     Find in a Library
  Title: Weapon Use and Violent Crime, 1993-2001
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Craig A. Perkins
  Project Director: Michael R. Rand
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2003
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report discusses the nature and prevalence of violent crime by armed offenders, and the consequences to the victims, age 12 or older, from 1993 through 2001.
  Abstract: Numerical tables present data on victim characteristics (sex, race and ethnicity, age, and annual household income); details about the victims' injuries; place and time of the violent incident; and homicides involving armed assailants. Figures show trends on weapon use by offenders. Highlights include the following: approximately half of all robberies, about a quarter of all assaults, and roughly a twelfth of all rapes/sexual assaults involved an armed assailant; from 1993 through 2001 Blacks accounted for 46 percent of homicide victims and 54 percent of victims of firearm homicide but 12 percent of the U.S. population; estimates from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) indicate that between 1993 and 2001 approximately 26 percent of the average annual 8.9 million violent victimizations were committed by offenders armed with a weapon.
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
  Index Term(s): Offense statistics ; Violent crime statistics ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Weapons
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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