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NCJ Number: 32893 Find in a Library
Title: HOMICIDE IN CHICAGO - A NINE-YEAR STUDY (1965-1973)
Journal: JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY  Volume:66  Issue:4  Dated:(DECEMBER 1975)  Pages:496-510
Author(s): R BLOCK
Corporate Author: Northwestern University
School of Law
Managing Editor
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Northwestern University
Chicago, IL 60611
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN ANALYSIS OF CHANGES IN PATTERNS OF AGE, RACE, SEX, MOTIVE, AND GUN USE FOR VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS INVOLVED IN HOMICIDES IN CHICAGO FROM 1965 TO 1973.
Abstract: THE DATA FOR THIS STUDY WERE COLLECTED FROM POLICE RECORDS OF THE HOMICIDE DIVISION OF THE CHICAGO POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE TECHNIQUE OF EXCESS INCREASE ANALYSIS WAS EMPLOYED TO ANALYZE THE DATA. THE STUDY FOUND, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT HOMICIDES HAVE INCREASED AND CONTINUE TO INCREASE; THAT THERE ARE TWO PATTERNS OF HOMICIDE (HOMICIDE AMONG FRIENDS OR RELATIONS AND HOMICIDE BASED ON ROBBERY); AND THAT THERE HAS BEEN A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF YOUNG BLACK, MALE VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT THE ENTIRE INCREASE IN HOMICIDES FROM 1965-1973 CAN BE STATISTICALLY ACCOUNTED FOR BY AN INCREASE IN HOMICIDES USING GUNS. FINALLY, THE AUTHOR CONCLUDES THAT BECAUSE OF GEOGRAPHICAL, RACIAL, AND SEXUAL CONCENTRATION OF THE HOMICIDE OFFENSE AMONG POOR YOUNG BLACKS AND LATINOS, THE COMMUNITY MAY BE UNWILLING TO MAKE AVAILABLE THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO COMBAT THE HOMICIDE OFFENSE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime Rate; Crime Statistics; Demography; Firearms; Homicide; Homicide victims; Illinois; Offender profiles; Offenders; Police records; Race relations; Statistical analysis; Statistics; Victim profiles; Victim-offender relationships; Victims of Crime
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