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NCJ Number: 183011 Find in a Library
Title: Report on Violent Crimes Committed Against Senior Citizens in California, 1998
Corporate Author: Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis
California Department of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: January 2000
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Criminal Information and Analysis
Sacramento, CA 94203-4270
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Sacramento, CA 94203-4270
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report contains statistics on violent crimes committed against senior citizens in California, 1998.
Abstract: The report contains information about reported violent crimes committed against members of the population who were 60 years of age and older. It is based on information reported from local city police departments, county sheriff offices, the California Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies that report monthly to the Department of Justice. It reports on four types of violent crime, pursuant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program guidelines: homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In 1998 senior citizens represented 14.1 percent of the total population, but experienced only 3.2 percent of the total reported violent crime. Aggravated assault accounted for 30.8 percent of the total crimes reported against senior citizens and robbery accounted for 64.9 percent. The senior citizen population experienced a 53.6-percent decline in the homicide rate from 1988 to 1998 and a 49.7-percent decline in forcible rape during the same period. Tables, figures, notes, appendixes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): California; Crime rate studies; Crimes against the elderly; Elderly victims; Offense statistics; Older Adults (65+); State crime statistics; State Uniform Crime Reports; Victimization
Note: Criminal Justice Statistics Center Report Series Volume 1, Number 4, January 2000
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