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  NCJ Number: NCJ 214258     Find in a Library
  Title: Black Victims of Violent Crime
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Erika Harrell Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2007
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This special report presents findings about violent crime experienced by non-Hispanic Blacks.
  Abstract: Data on nonfatal violent victimization (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey. Data on homicides are drawn from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Supplementary Homicide Reports. Comparisons are made with the victimization experience of other racial/ethnic groups. Findings include violent victimization rates by victim characteristics. Also examined are crime characteristics, including weapon use, offender race, police reporting, and police response to violent crime incidents. Trends in violent victimization are also discussed. Highlights include the following: (1) Blacks were victims of an estimated 805,000 nonfatal violent crimes and of about 8,000 homicides in 2005; (2) Blacks accounted for 13 percent of the U.S. population in 2005, but were victims in 15 percent of all nonfatal violent crimes and nearly half of all homicides; and (3) during the 5-year period from 2001 to 2005, the average annual rate of nonfatal violent victimization against Blacks was 29 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older. For Whites the rate was 23 per 1,000 and for Hispanics, 24 per 1,000. Tables and figures
  Main Term(s): Victims of violence
  Index Term(s): Violence ; Crime Statistics ; Violent crime statistics ; Black/African Americans ; Victimization ; Racially motivated violence ; Bias related violence ; Hate Crimes
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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