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Title: Criminal Victimization Surveys in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia: A Comparison of 1972 and 1974 Findings
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
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United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 133
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report focuses on changes in the impact of selected violent crimes and theft offenses, as determined by victimization surveys covering 1972 and 1974 under the National Crime Survey program among residents and businesses of Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.
Abstract: Results revealed that in Chicago, the 1974 victimization rates for most crimes were essentially unchanged from 1972. However, each of the significant variations that occurred were increases, especially in commercial robbery and aggravated assault. In Detroit, the rate for all but one crime entailing the use or threatened use of force were higher in 1974 than in 1972, by anywhere from 15 percent for personal robbery to 24 percent for commercial robbery. The 1974 victimization rates for Los Angeles residents and businesses increased for some of the measured offenses and remained unchanged for others. In New York, all statistically significant changes were increases, except for two crimes. Assault rose by 72 percent, the greatest increase. In Philadelphia, the 1974 rates were generally lower than those in 1972. Tables and appended survey instruments and background information
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): California; Illinois; Michigan; New York; Pennsylvania; Theft offenses; Victimization; Violent crimes
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