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NCJ Number: 150175 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Homicide Investigation in the Capital Area, 1991
Corporate Author: Instituto Latino Americano de Las Naciones Unidas Para la
Prevencion Del Delito Y
Tratamiento Del Delincuente
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 54
Sponsoring Agency: Instituto Latino Americano de Las Naciones Unidas Para la
San Jose, Costa Rica
Ministerio de Justicia de la Nacion
Sale Source: Ministerio de Justicia de la Nacion
Type: Survey
Language: Spanish
Country: Argentina
Annotation: The violent homicide statistics of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for 1991 are presented by age, gender, place, weapon used, and relationship to perpetrator.
Abstract: Statistical data is listed on violent homicides in the urban, capital city area between January 1 and December 31, 1991. Data was obtained by a survey of 32 judges in the area at that time. Most victims (39.9 percent) were between 20 and 30 years old and male. Most homicides were committed by males, under age 25, and with firearms. In 44.7 percent of the homicides, victims knew the perpetrator. Discussion is offered for the data regarding the possibilities of child, female, and elder abuse in the population studied. Appendixes provide graphs and tables of the data obtained and a listing of survey questions.
Main Term(s): Homicide trends
Index Term(s): Argentina; Foreign crime statistics; Urban area studies; Violent crime statistics
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics Program
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