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Title: Report on Victims of Offenders Received in Prison with Determinate Sentences, 1984 - 1987
Corporate Author: California Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 207
Sponsoring Agency: California Youth and Adult Correctional Agency
Sacramento, CA 95814
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report focuses on the victims of felons received in California prisons with determinate sentences.
Abstract: Of the 83,935 personal victims, 17.85 percent were victimized by an offender who was armed with or used an operable firearm. Victimization tended to occur within ethnic groups; black victims were fatally injured in a disproportionately higher percentage of cases. Of 70,669 felons entering the State prison under the Determinate Sentencing Law, 34.64 percent had no victims while 40.16 percent had one victim. Results show that 24.56 percent of the personal victims sustained monetary losses, 27.85 percent did not, and the remaining 47.59 percent were unknown. Asian victims suffered the greatest amount of financial loss compared to black, white, and Hispanic victims. Robbery was the most frequent offense committed against business victims, accounting for 23.44 percent of the total business victims, with the most frequent amount in the range of $500 or less. During the years 1984 through 1987, there were 70,669 persons entering prison who caused a known amount of financial loss to 83,935 victims. Of these, 1,382 persons were known to have paid restitution. 10 charts and 181 tables.
Main Term(s): Victim profiles
Index Term(s): California; Determinate Sentencing; Felony courts; Victimology
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