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NCJ Number: 152447 Find in a Library
Title: Longitudinal Trends in Violence in the Rural South
Journal: Journal of International Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:18  Issue:1 & 2  Dated:(Spring/Fall 1994)  Pages:129-140
Author(s): J A Arthur
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper examines the time-dependent variations, trends, and patterns in violent offending in rural areas of the southeastern United States.
Abstract: Data were collected on the 12 southeastern States from Uniform Crime Reports filed between 1962 and 1991. Means and standard deviation were used to determine differences among the States in terms of rural violence. Analysis of variance was performed for each of the four categories of violent crime used here -- homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault -- and for total violence. The analysis showed that, for each of the four categories, there were statistically significant variations in the distribution of rural violence. The most common form of rural violence was aggravated assault, followed by robbery, rape, and homicide. In terms of overall prevalence of rural violence, South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana showed the highest total rates, while West Virginia, Arkansas, and Virginia, had relatively low rates of rural violence. 1 table, 4 figures, and 24 references
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Rural crime; Southern States; Uniform crime reporting; Violent crime statistics
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