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Title: Criminal Victimization of Texas Residents, 1974-1979
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 86
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication presents information on selected crimes of violence and theft experienced by Texas residents during 1974-79.
Abstract: The data, collected and analyzed by the Census Bureau for the Bureau of Justice Statistics, include events that were reported to the police and those that were not. The approximately 70 statistical tables, covering information on victims, offenders, crime characteristics and other topics, are based on the portion of the National Crime Survey (NCS) sample that is within Texas, covering an average of some 22,400 persons per year. Most of the data are presented in the form of 6-year means, although basic crime and police reporting rates are given on a yearly basis for 1974-79. The following crimes were investigated: (1) personal crimes, including rape, robbery, assault, and personal larceny; (2) property crimes, including residential burglary, household larceny, and motor vehicle theft. Excluded from consideration were crimes experienced by Texas residents outside the country and by nonresident visitors to the State, such as commuters and foreign visitors. Methodological appendixes and a series of technical notes are appended as aids to the interpretation of survey results. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Larceny/Theft; National crime surveys; Texas; Violent crimes
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