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NCJ Number: 178060 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Maryland's Motor Vehicle Robbery (Carjacking) Report 1997
Corporate Author: Maryland State Police
Central Records Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 72
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland State Police
Baltimore, MD 21244
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Maryland State Police
Central Records Division
1711 Belmont Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21244
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 1997 annual report on carjacking in Maryland provides data on victims, offenders, weapons used, and other circumstances of the offense.
Abstract: In 1997 there were 626 carjackings in Maryland, a 26-percent decrease from the 847 carjackings reported in 1996. There were 689 victims; 1 was killed, and 18 other victims received serious injuries. The weapon most often used was the handgun, which was involved in 60.4 percent of the carjackings. Of the victims, 68.8 percent were males, and 66 percent were black. Of the 965 offenders, 94 percent were male, 3 percent female, and 3 percent unknown; 91 percent were black, 6 percent white, and 3 percent of other races or unknown. The ages of the offenders ranged from 13 to 72, with 57 percent being between 16 and 25 years old. Eight percent of the offenders were under the age of 18. The victim was most often parked when the carjacking occurred. The next most common circumstance was being stopped because of a traffic control device. Data are also provided on location, day of week, time of day, make of vehicle, clearances, and municipalities. Extensive tables and appended report form, accosting-situation details, and vehicle details
Main Term(s): Police statistics
Index Term(s): Carjacking; Maryland; Offense statistics; Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program
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