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  NCJ Number: NCJ 145325     Find in a Library
  Title: Violence Against Women: A National Crime Victimization Survey Report
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): R. Bachman
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Date Published: 1994
  Page Count: 23
  Annotation: Based on a nationally representative sample survey of women that entailed about 400,000 individual interviews, this report describes the nature and extent of violence experienced by women from 1987 to 1991.
  Abstract: Results revealed that more than 2.5 million women experience violence annually. Women are about equally likely to experience violence perpetrated by a relative or intimate, an acquaintance, or a stranger. Thus, nearly two-thirds of the female victims of violence were related to or know their attacker. About one-fourth of the attacks on females involved the use of a weapon; about one-third of these involved a firearm. About three-fourths of the victims resisted the offender's actions either physically or verbally. About one-third were injured in the crime. About half the victims reported the crime to the police. Among those who did not report the crime, about 60 percent said that they considered the matter a private or personal one or that they felt that the offense was minor. Nearly half the rape victims perceived the offender to have been under the influence of alcohol, other drugs, or both at the time of the offense. Tables
  Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
  Index Term(s): Victimization ; Criminology ; Drug Related Crime ; Victim-offender relationships ; Female victims ; Victims of violence
  Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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