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Title: CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS IN OAKLAND: A NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY REPORT
Corporate Author: U.S. Census Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: National Criminal Justice Information & Statistics Service
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National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document contains data from a crime victimization survey in Oakland, CA.
Abstract: The survey was conducted in 1974 under the National Crime Survey program. Information on victimization within the past year was obtained through interviews with the occupants of 9,760 housing units (18,651 residents age 12 and over) and the operators of 1,229 businesses. Tables show crime totals categorized under Crimes against persons; Crimes against households; and Crimes against commercial establishments. Subtopics include the characteristics and numbers of offenders and victims, physical injury, place and time of occurrence, rates of reporting to police and reasons for not doing so, self-protective and security measures, use of weapons, theft and/or damage, and time lost from work. From the data, it was estimated that some 100,100 criminal victimizations occurred among Oakland residents and businesses in 1973. The violent victimization rate was 59 per 1,000. Four-fifths of violent crimes were committed by strangers; 42 percent used a weapon. Incidents occurred equally during day- and nighttime hours, 29 percent resulted in injury, and 36 percent were reported to police. Victims took self-protective measures in 64 percent of the incidents. Commercial establishments were burglarized at a rate of 637 and robbed at a rate of 137 per 1,000. Survey instruments, glossary, 103 tables, 4 appendixes
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): California; Crimes against businesses; Victimization; Victims of violent crime
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