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NCJ Number: 141684 Find in a Library
Author(s): K Aromaa; M Heiskanen
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Research Institute of Legal Policy
Helsinki , FI-00531
Publication Number: ISBN 951-704-142-X
Sale Source: National Research Institute of Legal Policy
POB 444
Pitkansillanranta 3 A
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: Preliminary results from Finland's version of the 1992 International Crime Victimization Survey are reported, based on data from about 1,650 Finns at least 15 years of age.
Abstract: The survey covered victimization due to violent and property offenses, as experienced by private persons or their households. Survey findings indicated that the prevalence of victimization due to nearly all offense types was slightly greater in 1992 than in 1989. Victimization involving vehicle offenses, sexual harassment of women, and violence in general increased the most. Perceived offense seriousness was often determined by the value of property involved or the degree of resulting damages in personal incidents. Reporting victimization incidents to the police was more common in the case of property crimes than in the cases involving violence. Women experienced more fear of violence than men, as reflected in the tendency of women to avoid certain places more frequently than men. Men and women did not differ substantially in their assessment of the risk of being victimized by property crime. An appendix contains the survey data. 11 references, 9 tables, and 4 figures
Main Term(s): Victimization surveys
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Fear of crime; Female victims; Finland; Foreign crime statistics; Property crime victims; Victims of violent crime
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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