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Title: Patterns, Stability, and Change of Homicidal Victimization (From Trends, Risks, and Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third Annual Spring Symposium of the Homicide Research Working Group, P 65-77, 1995, Carolyn Block and Richard Block, eds.)
Author(s): J Chen
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper attempted to identify the age pattern of homicide victims in the U.S., tested the stability of homicide rates, and tested for significant shifts in those rates.
Abstract: Using demographic data, U.S. population-based homicide rates were calculated by sex, race, and age. The results showed that homicide patterns in the U.S. were basically stable over the study period (1920-1989). Between 1940 and 1960, homicide rates were basically low and relatively stable. After 1960, peak homicide rates shifted to younger age groups. Across the four race-sex groups studied, homicide rates were highest for males and lowest for females. 2 tables, 6 figures, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Estimating methods; Homicide trends; Victims of Crime
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