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NCJ Number: 78081 Find in a Library
Title: Crimes of Violence and Juvenile Delinquency in NSW (New South Wales)
Journal: Australian Police Journal  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:(January 1981)  Pages:29-39
Author(s): R J King
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 11
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: Statistical information highlights trends in crimes of violence and juvenile delinquency in New South Wales, Australia, with an overall increase in violent adult crimes and a decrease in juvenile delinquency depicted for 1979.
Abstract: Crime rate figures are noted for the years 1972 to 1979 and are broken down into the following categories for adult violent crimes: abduction (which includes kidnapping), armed holdup, assault and rob, aggravated assault, nonaggravated assault, demand money with menaces (which includes extortion), manslaughter, murder, indecent assault, and rapes and attempts. Motives and causes are proposed for each category of crime, and some examples of several types of offenses are provided. Special attention is then turned to juvenile delinquent crimes, with breakdowns for male and female offenders, criminal offenses under the Crimes Act, juveniles dealt with under the Child Welfare Act, offenders under other acts, and totals of all offenders. Two appendixes summarize the data in charts.
Index Term(s): Australia; Crime Statistics; Juvenile offender statistics; Juvenile statistics; Offender statistics; Violent crime statistics
Note: Compiled for the 49th General Assembly Session of Interpol, which was held in Manila, between 13-21 November, 1980.
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