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NCJ Number: 229795 Find in a Library
Title: Measuring Adult Criminal Victimization: Findings From the Anchorage Adult Criminal Victimization Survey
Author(s): Matthew J. Giblin
Date Published: July 2003
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska Statistical Analysis Ctr
Anchorage, AK 99508
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 2001-BJ-CX-K030
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Alaska Statistical Analysis Ctr
University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Ctr
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the results of Anchorage Adult Criminal Victimization Survey (AACVS) administered during the second quarter of 2002.
Abstract: Highlights of findings from the Anchorage Adult Criminal Victimization Survey (AACVS) include: 1) more than one-quarter (N=208 or 27 percent) of survey respondents reported being victimized at least once during the year preceding the interview; 2) larceny was the most common victimization type, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all victimizations reported; 3) the "typical" violent victimization involved a single male offender age 30 or older; 4) an overwhelming majority of respondents (92 percent) were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of life in their neighborhood; 5) most residents (81 percent) were not overly fearful of crime in their neighborhood; and 6) the vast majority of respondents (88.8 percent) were satisfied or very satisfied with the police in their neighborhood. The AACVS was administered during second quarter 2002 using an instrument that was a near exact replica of the instrument used as part of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data collection program. This report supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics presents the results of the AACVS. Tables and appendixes A-C
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Alaska; BJS Grant-related Documents; Fear of crime; Public Opinion of the Police; Victimization risk; Victimization surveys; Victims of Crime; Violent crimes
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