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NCJ Number: 171207 Find in a Library
Title: Female Homicide Victims in New York City, 1990-1994
Author(s): S A Wilt; S M Illman; M BrodyField
Corporate Author: New York City Dept of Health Injury Prevention Program
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: New York City Dept of Health Injury Prevention Program
New York, NY 10007
Sale Source: New York City Dept of Health Injury Prevention Program
2 Lafayette Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10007
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is a descriptive overview of findings from the New York City Department of Health's study of Medical Examiner records, which details the circumstances of all homicides of adult females in New York City from 1990 through 1994.
Abstract: For each of the 1,159 homicide victims, the study reviewed autopsy, toxicological, serological, ballistics, crime-scene, crime follow-up, police, and medical examiner investigative reports, as well as witness interviews and various court documents. This summary provides information on the demographics of the victims and perpetrators as well as the circumstances of each homicide, including motive, modality and brutality, drug involvement, geography, victim relationship to perpetrator, and perpetrator suicide. The second section of the report focuses on intimate partner and family homicides that involved female victims. In addition to providing information on perpetrator- victim relationships in such homicides, the report provides data on race, age, homicide methods, brutality, homicide location by motive, household composition, homicide-suicide, others killed or injured, family members killed or injured, and the involvement of drugs and alcohol.
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Female victims; Homicide victims; New York; Offender profiles; Victim profiles; Victim-offender relationships; Victimization
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