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NCJ Number: 43969 Find in a Library
Title: HUMAN VIOLENCE - A COMPARISON OF HOMICIDE, AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, SUICIDE, AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE (FROM CRIME IN AMERICA, 2D ED., 1977 BY BRUCE J COHEN - SEE NCJ-43965)
Author(s): A D POKORNY
Corporate Author: F E Peacock Publisher, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: F E Peacock Publisher, Inc
Itasca, IL 60143
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOUR TYPES OF HUMAN VIOLENCE ARE COMPARED TO DETERMINE WHETHER THEY ARISE IN THE SAME OR DIFFERENT POPULATIONS.
Abstract: DATA ON SUICIDES, ATTEMPTED SUICIDES, CRIMINAL HOMICIDES, AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS IN HOUSTON, TEX., BETWEEN 1955 AND 1962 ARE COMPARED IN TERMS OF CENSUS-TRACT SITE OF OFFENSE; CENSUS-TRACT RESIDENCE OF PERSONS INVOLVED; HOUR, DAY OF WEEK, MONTH, AND QUARTER OF YEAR OF OFFENSE; AND AGE, RACE, ETHNIC GROUP, AND SEX OF PERSONS INVOLVED. SUICIDE AND HOMICIDE DIFFER ON ALL POINTS OF COMPARISON EXCEPT SEX: MALES ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN BOTH. SUICIDES TEND TO OCCUR AT HOME; HOMICIDES AWAY FROM HOME. HOMICIDE IS MUCH MORE COMMON AMONG BLACKS, WHEREAS SUICIDE IS MUCH MORE COMMON AMONG WHITES. HOUR AND DAY OF OCCURRENCE, CENSUS-TRACT RESIDENCE OF THE PERSONS INVOLVED, AND AGE DISTRIBUTION OF THE PERSONS INVOLVED ALL DIFFER MARKEDLY FOR HOMICIDE AND SUICIDE. THE VIEW THAT ATTEMPTED SUICIDE ARE DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT FORMS OF BEHAVIOR IS PARTIALLY SUPPORTED. SUICIDE AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE DIFFER IN HOUR, DAY, AGE, AND SEX, BUT ARE SIMILAR IN PLACE, RACE, AND SIMILAR IN ALL ASPECTS STUDIED AND MAY REPRESENT BASICALLY THE SAME CATEGORY OF BEHAVIOR. SUPPORTING DATA ARE INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Aggravated assault; Behavior typologies; Frequency distribution; Homicide; Suicide; Texas; Urban area studies; Violence; Violent crime statistics
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