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NCJ Number: 164508 Find in a Library
Title: Sex Differences in Violent Victimization, 1994
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): D Craven
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 9
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Statistics Clearinghouse
Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
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Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data on violent victimization in 1994, based on information from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the Supplemental Homicide Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Abstract: During 1994 United States residents age 12 or older experienced 11.6 million violent victimizations, including murders, rapes, sexual assaults, robberies, aggravated assaults, and simple assaults. Men experienced almost 6.6 million violent victimizations; women experienced 5 million. Sixty-two percent of the victimizations of females involved perpetrators whom the victim knew, whereas 63 percent of the victimizations of males were perpetrated by strangers. Intimates committed more than 900,000 victimizations of females and about 167,000 victimizations of males. For homicides in which the victim-offender relationship was known, an intimate killed 31 percent of female victims age 12 or older (n=1,392) and 4 percent of male victims 12 or older (n=663). Women separated from their spouses had a violent victimization rate of 128 per 1,000, compared to 79 per 1,000 for separated men, 77 per 1,000 for divorced men, and 71 per 1,000 for divorced women. Offenders were armed in 34 percent of the victimization of males and in 24 percent of the victimizations of females. Female victims were more likely than males to report robberies and simple assaults to law enforcement agencies. Females were more likely to be victimized at a private home than in any other place. Males were most likely to be victimized in public places such as businesses and parking lots. Tables and 10 references
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Homicide victims; Male female victim comparisons; Victim-offender relationships; Victimization; Victims of violent crime
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report
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