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NCJ Number: 65796 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COMPTON, CALIFORNIA - CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION SURVEY 1973/74
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Dept of Commerce
Bureau of the Census
United States of America

US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 215
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Commerce
Washington, DC 20233
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT IS BASED ON THE FINDINGS OF A VICTIMIZATION SURVEY TAKEN IN COMPTON, CALIF., AS PART OF THE NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY, WHICH MEASURED VICTIMIZATION OF RESIDENTS, HOUSEHOLDS, AND BUSINESSES.
Abstract: PERSONAL VICTIMIZATION OF RESIDENTS AGED 12 AND OVER WAS MEASURED BY THE CRIMES OF RAPE, ROBBERY, ASSAULT, AND PERSONAL LARCENY; VICTIMIZATION OF HOUSEHOLDS COVERED THE CRIMES OF BURGLARY, HOUSEHOLD LARCENY, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT; AND COMMERCIAL VICTIMIZATION INCLUDED THE CRIMES OF BURGLARY AND ROBBERY. THE COMPTON SURVEY WAS INTENDED TO PROVIDE A MEASURE OF COMMON CRIME PRIOR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS IN THAT CITY. CONDUCTED DURING THE LAST QUARTER OF 1974 AND COVERING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE INTERVIEWS, THE SURVEY OBTAINED INTERVIEWS IN APPROXIMATE 6,300 HOUSEHOLDS (SOME 15,800 RESIDENTS AGED 12 AND OVER) AND IN ALL OF THE BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS (ABOUT 1,700). SURVEY FINDINGS INDICATE THAT PERSONAL VICTIMIZATIONS WERE ABOUT EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN CRIMES OF VIOLENCE (ASSAULT, ROBBERY, AND RAPE) AND CRIMES OF THEFT (PERSONAL LARCENY WITHOUT CONTACT, PURSE SNATCHING, AND POCKET PICKING). HOUSEHOLD VICTIMIZATIONS MOST OFTEN INVOLVED BURGLARY (57 PERCENT), WHILE 30 PERCENT INVOLVED HOUSEHOLD LARCENY AND 12 PERCENT WERE ATTEMPTED OR COMPLETED AUTOMOBILE THEFT. FINDINGS ON BUSINESS VICTIMIZATION SHOW THAT 80 PERCENT OF THESE CRIMES WERE EITHER ATTEMPTED OR COMPLETED BURGLARIES AND 20 PERCENT WERE COMPLETED OR ATTEMPTED ROBBERIES. THE VICTIMIZATION RATE FOR BURGLARY WAS 748 PER 1,000 ESTABLISHMENTS AND 186 PER 1,000 FOR ROBBERY. THE REPORT PROVIDES DETAILED DATA ON VICTIM CHARACTERISTICS, CRIME CHARACTERISTICS, REPORTING OF CRIMES TO POLICE, PHYSICAL INJURIES INCURRED, ECONOMIC LOSSES, USE OF WEAPONS, AND CHARACTERISTICS OF OFFENDERS. FOOTNOTES, A GLOSSARY, AND NUMEROUS TABLES ARE INCLUDED. MATERIAL ON THE SAMPLE DESIGN, ESTIMATION PROCEDURE, RELIABILITY OF ESTIMATES, AND ILLUSTRATIONS ON THE USE OF THE STANDARD ERROR TABLES IS APPENDED. (PRG)
Index Term(s): Assault and battery; Auto related offenses; Burglary; California; Larceny/Theft; National crime surveys; Rape; Robbery; Statistics; Unreported crimes; Victimization surveys
Note: NATIONAL CRIME SURVEY
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