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Title: Rising Casualties: Violent Crime & Drugs in Rural America
Corporate Author: US Senate
Senate Judicial Cmtte
United States of America
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 56
Sponsoring Agency: US Senate
Washington, DC, 20510
Sale Source: US Senate
Senate Judicial Cmtte
Washington, DC, 20510
United States of America
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the majority staff of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary examines the increase in violent crime in rural America and presents an overview of the proposed Rural Crime and Drug Control Act of 1991.
Abstract: Major findings from this report include: in 1990, violent crime rose faster in 13 of 15 rural States than it did in New York City; 1 out of 10 hard-core cocaine addicts lived in a rural State; in 1990, rural high school seniors reported current use of methamphetamine at twice the rate of urban seniors and 1.5 times the rate of suburban high school seniors; and in 1990, the number of drug addicts seeking drug treatment in rural States increased more than 50 percent faster than the number in the country’s largest and most urban States. This document reports on the increase in violent crime in rural America and presents an overview of the proposed Rural Crime and Drug Control Act of 1991. Chapter 1 of the report contains a detailed discussion of the findings regarding the rise in violent crime in rural America, while chapter 2 examines the findings regarding the rise in drug use in rural America. Chapter 3 details the specific proposals included in the Rural Crime and Drug Control Act of 1991. Some of these proposals include: providing additional funding for rural law enforcements’ anti-crime and anti-drug efforts; increased penalties for trafficking in methamphetamine; providing more Federal agents to support State and local efforts in rural areas; and special programs to increase the availability of drug treatment and drug prevention programs in rural areas. A separate document included with this report examines the increase in the violent death rate in the country for 1991.
Main Term(s): Violent crimes
Index Term(s): Drug abuse education; Drug Policy; Drug prevention programs; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Drug Use Indicators; Rural; Rural area studies; Rural crime; Rural urban comparisons; Violent crime statistics
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