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  NCJ Number: NCJ 228356     Find in a Library
  Title: Female Victims of Violence
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Shannan Catalano Ph.D. ; Erica Smith ; Howard Snyder Ph.D. ; Michael Rand
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 09/2009
  Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Selected Findings
  Annotation: This report provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.
  Abstract: Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR). The report focuses on intimate partner violence and stalking. It includes estimates of the extent of crimes against females and the characteristics of crimes and victims. Crime trends are also presented, along with comparative estimates of crimes against males. Highlights include the following: 1) in 2008 the rate of intimate partner victimizations for females was 4.3 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older, the equivalent rate of intimate partner violence against males was 0.8 victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older; 2) the rate of intimate partner violence against females declined 53 percent between 1993 and 2008, from 9.4 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older to 4.3 per 1,000, against males, the rate declined 54 percent, from 1.8 victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older to 0.8 per 1,000; and 3) between 1993 and 2007 the overall rate of female homicides fell 43 percent from 4.18 to 2.38 homicides per 100,000 female U.S. residents. Figures, tables, and references
  Main Term(s): Female victims
  Index Term(s): Violence ; Females ; Victimization ; Domestic assault ; Abused women ; Dating Violence ; Femicide
  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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