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NCJ Number: 155298 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Property Crime
Author(s): D Indermaur
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 236
Sponsoring Agency: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 1-86287-173-6
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Police statistics, hospital statistics, surveys of crime victims, and a literature review form the basis of this analysis of violence committed in connection with property crimes in Western Australia.
Abstract: Results suggest that the rate of some property crimes that can result in personal injuries has been increasing in Western Australia, although the police statistics for robbery and burglary may overstate the magnitude of the increase. In addition, no indication exists that the rate of serious personal injury from crime is either large or increasing in Western Australia. The homicide rate has been a stable and low 2 per 100,000 per year all during the increase in robbery and burglary. Moreover, although both burglars and robbers seem frightening, the chances of a robbery resulting in injury are 120 times those of a burglary, and other types of theft are even less dangerous than burglary. Even injury in a robbery is minor more than 9 times of every 10. Unlike in the United States, crime is not a major health problem in Australia. Tables, figures, footnotes, appended methodological information, index, and approximately 200 references
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Foreign crime prevention; Property crime statistics; Violence causes; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
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