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NCJ Number: 160132 Find in a Library
Title: Statistical Handbook on Violence in America
Editor(s): A Dobrin; B Wiersema; C Loftin; D McDowall
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 413
Sponsoring Agency: Oryx Press
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Publication Number: ISBN 0-89774-945-6
Sale Source: Oryx Press
4041 North Central at Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents more than 330 tables and 40 figures providing statistical data regarding the nature and extent of the violence problem, its geographic distribution, the demographic variations in violent behavior and victimization risk, the circumstances associated with violent incidents, and public opinions concerning violence and its prevention.
Abstract: The information is intended for use by researchers, policymakers, service providers, community-based organizations organizing prevention programs, and staff of public and private funding agencies. The volume is organized into five topical chapters. The first chapter describes patterns of interpersonal violence that result in death. Chapter Two characterizes other types of interpersonal violence: assault, robbery, rape, and carjacking. Chapter Three focuses on groups and situations that are vulnerable or at high risk due to their occupational situation and other factors. Chapter Four describes tangible losses and measurable consequences of violence, including psychological trauma, injury, economic losses, and losses in life expectancy. Chapter Five focuses on public attitudes regarding when violence is justified, how violence influences opinions and behavior, precautions people take to avoid violence, recommended government and community actions, and violence causes. Glossary, index, and appended methodological information
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Public Opinion of Crime; Victimization risk; Victims of violent crime; Violence; Violence causes; Violence prevention
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