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NCJ Number: 148140 Find in a Library
Title: Highlights from 20 Years of Surveying Crime Victims: The National Crime Victimization Survey, 1973-92 Color Slides
Author(s): M W Zawitz; P A Klaus; R Bachman; L D Bastian; M M DeBerry Jr; M R Rand; B M Taylor
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 179
Dept. BJS-236
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents highlights from 20 years of surveying crime victims in The National Crime Victimization Survey, 1973-92.
Abstract: Since all 1992 data were not available at the time this report was produced, most data are for 1991 with the exception of general trends data. The report chronicles much information that is uniquely available through the National Crime Victimization Survey, including: (1) the amount of crime; (2) trends in crime; (3) characteristics of rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft; (4) the consequences of crime, including injury and economic loss; (5) the victims of crime; (6) violent crime offenders; (7) the relationship between victim and offender; (8) the amount of crime in schools; (9) times when crime occurs; (10) the extent to which weapons are involved in crime; (11) how victims of violent crime protect themselves; and (12) the percentage of violent crime that is reported to the police. The report is presented in a binder that also includes color slides from the Survey highlights and five homicide slides from Vital Statistics of the United States. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography, appendix
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Crime analysis; Crime prediction; Crime surveys; Data collection devices; Economic analysis; National crime surveys; Victimization surveys; Victims of Crime
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