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NCJ Number: 159521 Find in a Library
Title: Estimating the Extent of Domestic Violence: Findings From the 1992 British Crime Survey BCS
Journal: Home Office Research Bulletin  Issue:37  Dated:(1995)  Pages:1-10
Author(s): C Mirrlees-Black
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 10
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article uses findings from the 1992 British Crime Survey (BCS) to discuss difficulties associated with estimating the extent of domestic violence.
Abstract: The findings of the 1992 BCS are discussed in terms of what they reveal about the nature of domestic violence, the victims and their lifetime experience of domestic violence, and the correlation between these figures and other estimates. The advantages of the BCS in estimating the extent of domestic violence is that it surveys a nationally representative sample, has a relatively high response rate, and collects information on enough incidents to provide reliable details of their nature. On the other hand, some women may be reluctant to identify their experiences as crimes, within the context of a general crime survey, explaining why estimates from other sources have been higher. 3 tables and 9 references
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Foreign crime statistics; Great Britain/United Kingdom
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