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Title: Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances
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Author(s): Matthew R. Durose ; Caroline Wolf Harlow Ph.D. ; Patrick A. Langan Ph.D. ; Mark Motivans Ph.D. ; Ramona R. Rantala ; Erica L. Smith
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 06/2005
Page Count: 76
  Annotation: This report compares family and nonfamily violence statistics from victimization through the different stages of the justice system.
Abstract: Family violence is defined as all types of violent crime committed by an offender who is related to the victim and includes spouse abuse, parental violence against a child, and violence among other family members. Nonfamily relationships used for comparison include boyfriends and girlfriends, friends and acquaintances, and strangers. Data are drawn from victimization surveys, official police statistics, State and Federal court statistics, and surveys of inmates in State prisons and local jails. Highlights include the following: Family violence accounted for 11 percent of all reported and unreported violence between 1998 and 2002; about 22 percent of murders in 2002 were family murders; and of the nearly 500,000 men and women in State prisons for a violent crime in 1997, 15 percent were there for a violent crime against a family member.
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Offense statistics ; Child abuse ; Domestic assault
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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