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NCJ Number: 92642 Find in a Library
Title: Canadian Urban Victimization Survey - Victims of Crime
Corporate Author: Canada Solicitor General
Statistics Division
Programs Branch
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8, Canada
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: Less than 42 percent of the personal and household victimizations which occurred in seven urban centers in Canada in 1981 were reported to the police.
Abstract: Study data came from telephone interviews of over 61,000 residents aged 16 and over. The respondents reported on their victimization experiences which occurred between January 1 and December 31, 1981. The survey focused on eight categories of crime: sexual assault, robbery, assault, breaking and entering, motor vehicle theft, theft of household property, theft of personal property, and vandalism. An estimated 700,000 personal victimizations and almost 900,000 household victimizations occurred in the 7 cities during 1981. Despite the public view that crime is associated with violence, crime in Canada was rarely violent. Victims were most often young, unmarried males who were living alone, who were students or were looking for work, and who had an active life outside the home. These characteristics were similar to those of offenders. Extensive tabular data provides information about the victims of certain crimes, the risks and impact of victimization, the extent and distribution of reported and unreported crime, and information about public awareness and participation in crime compensation and prevention programs.
Index Term(s): Canada; Crime Statistics; Crime surveys; Unreported crimes; Victim attitudes; Victim compensation; Victimization surveys
Note: Includes English and French versions.
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