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NCJ Number: 210750 Find in a Library
Title: Why is a Women Still Not Safe When She's in Her Home?: Seven Years of NIBRS Data on Victims and Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence
Journal: Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society  Volume:18  Issue:2  Dated:June 2005  Pages:125-146
Author(s): Salvador Vazquez; Mary K. Stohr; Karen Skow; Marcus Purkiss
Date Published: June 2005
Page Count: 22
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study drew on 7 years of police data from Idaho to explore the contextual elements of intimate partner violence (IPV).
Abstract: While concerted research efforts have been put into the widespread problem of IPV, descriptors of IPV at the State level have rarely been investigated. The current study drew on 7 years of Idaho’s National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data to explore the characteristics of IPV victims, offenders, their relationships, and the injuries sustained by the victims. Idaho’s NIBRS is a collection of crime incident data from 105 local and State law enforcement agencies, 61 police departments, 43 Sheriff's Offices, and the Idaho State Police. The current analysis concentrated on the 36,693 incident reports involving 40,977 IPV offenses; demographic characteristics were collected for the victim, offender, offense, and arrest. Results of statistical analyses indicated findings similar to the best national victimization surveys: victims were generally female, young, and a member of a minority group. Offenders were usually males who were slightly older than their victims. Male to female IPV had more serious outcomes and consequences than female to male IPV. The findings provide support for the use of NIBRS data to explore IPV in other States. Figures, notes, references
Main Term(s): Domestic assault; Idaho
Index Term(s): Offender profiles; Offense characteristics; Victim profiles
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