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  NCJ Number: NCJ 168633     Find in a Library
  Title: Injuries From Violent Crime, 1992-98
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
  Author(s): Thomas Simon Ph.D. ; James Mercy Ph.D. ; Craig Perkins
  Editor(s): Tom Hester ; Ellen Goldberg
  Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
United States of America
  Date Published: 06/2001
  Page Count: 12
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report contains statistics on injuries from violent crime during the period 1992-98.
  Abstract: The report presents data from the redesigned National Crime Victimization Survey, examining injuries as a result of violent victimizations. It describes the nature and severity of injuries caused by rape, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault, comparing victims' injuries by characteristics of the victim and offender including relationship, age, sex, and race/ethnicity. The report also compares the likelihood of an injury from a violent crime by characteristics of the incident such as time of day, location, victim's activity, and the presence of weapons. The percentages of victims informing police and receiving medical care are also examined by severity of injury. Highlights include the following: (1) nearly 1 in 5 injured violent crime victims, or an average of just under 480,000 persons per year, were treated in an emergency department or hospital for violence-related injuries; (2) of the violent crimes measured by the NCVS, a higher percentage involved injury when committed by an intimate partner (48 percent) or a family member (32 percent) than when committed by a stranger (20 percent); and (3) between 1992 to 1998, 72 percent of the average annual 21,232 homicide victims age 12 or older were killed with a firearm. Tables, glossary
  Main Term(s): Statistics
  Index Term(s): Assault and battery ; Robbery ; Violent crime statistics ; Aggravated assault ; Victims of Crime ; Victim-offender relationships ; Offender profiles ; Rape statistics ; Victim profiles
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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