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NCJ Number: 153341 Find in a Library
Title: Risk of Personal and Household Victimization: Canada, 1993
Journal: Juristat  Volume:15  Issue:2  Dated:(January 1995)  Pages:1-25
Author(s): C Wright
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 25
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This report presents the results of the criminal victimization component of the 1993 General Social Survey in Canada, which examined the prevalence and the social and demographic distribution of eight types of criminal victimization experiences: sexual assault, robbery/attempt, assault, theft of personal property/attempt, break and enter/attempt, motor vehicle/part theft/attempt, theft of household property/attempt, and vandalism.
Abstract: From February 1993 to December 1993, the General Social Survey conducted telephone interviews with approximately 10,000 Canadians aged 15 years or older. Respondents were asked about their experiences with crime and the criminal justice system over the previous 12 months. This report specifically examined risk factors associated with personal and household victimization that occurred in Canada in 1993. The findings suggest that females, young persons, urban dwellers, and those women who are separated or divorced experienced higher crime rates than other groups in the population. Rural youth are more susceptible to violent crime than their urban counterparts; this confirms that those who engage in more evening activities and consume more alcohol or drugs are at higher risk of victimization. Once again, however, the 15- to 24-year old group does not follow the general trend, having higher levels of victimization at lower levels of activity. 16 tables
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Foreign crime statistics; Offense statistics; Victimization surveys
Note: US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, International Crime Statistics
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