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Title: Crime Estimation Program for Kentucky: Description and Preliminary Analysis
Corporate Author: University of Louisville
Urban Studies Institute
Managine Editor
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
University of Louisville
Lexington, KY 40208-5457
Sale Source: University of Louisville
Urban Studies Institute
Managine Editor
426 West Bloom Street
Lexington, KY 40208-5457
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The crime estimation program consists of two components: a victimization data base developed and maintained through a continuous survey of housing units and individuals in Kentucky and a multifaceted diffusion strategy for stimulating the use of victimization data by State and local policymakers.
Abstract: Statewide estimates of crime in 1986 will be available in August 1987. The data base provides data for estimates of reported and unreported crime in the State, the mental health of crime victims, and Government and citizen initiatives to prevent and control crime. Other data reflect public awareness and opinions of special issues such as child abuse, drug abuse, and prison reform. Among illustrative results are that respondents in households touched by crime were significantly more depressed than those in unvictimized households, fear of crime is a major concern in the State, and citizens are taking initiatives (largely informal) to prevent crime. Other data show that Kentuckians perceive child abuse to be very much a problem and feel it is more prevalent now than 5 years ago: 38 percent reported that their children had participated in child sexual abuse prevention educational programs, and 66 percent of parents have received literature on child sexual abuse. Results such as these will be disseminated in newsletters and reports and technical assistance will be offered to groups interested in victimization project development, implementation, and evaluation. 4 tables and 11 references.
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Information dissemination; Kentucky; Research uses in policymaking
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