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NCJ Number: 150214 Find in a Library
Title: Troubling Perceptions: 1993 Minnesota Crime Survey
Corporate Author: Minnesota Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
State Planning Agency
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 22
Sponsoring Agency: Minnesota Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
St. Paul, MN 55155
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Minnesota Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Ctr
State Planning Agency
658 Cedar Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This survey of crime in Minnesota was based on responses by a sample of over 5,000 State residents aged 15 or older regarding their experiences with crime in 1992. Response rate was approximately 72 percent.
Abstract: The survey found that 31 percent of Minnesotans were victims of crime; 28 percent were victims of property crime and 10 percent of violent crime. Younger victims were more likely than older victims to be victimized by a juvenile. Relatives, friends, and acquaintances were identified most often as the assailants in violent crimes. Both the incidence of crime and fear of crime were highest among city dwellers. Forty-four percent of respondents were afraid to walk along at night within a mile of their home; crime victims and females were most likely to be afraid. The percentage of respondents who thought they would be a victim of crime in 1993 was much higher than the actual percentage of victims in 1992. More than 75 percent of respondents believed that the breakdown of the family, lack of parental discipline, and use of drugs contribute to violent crime. Gangs, alcohol, a lenient criminal justice system, availability of guns, and TV and movie violence were also cited as contributing factors. 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Crime surveys; Fear of crime; Minnesota; Victimization; Victims of Crime
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