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NCJ Number: NCJ 189100     Find in a Library
Title: Third Party Involvement in Violent Crime 1993-1999
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Mike Planty Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This paper presents detailed information about third-party involvement in violent crime, using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
Abstract: Third parties are persons other than the offender(s) and lone victim interviewed. Third parties include bystanders, other victims, household members, police officers, instigators, or any combination of these. Third parties may play a role in the formation and escalation of violence, may intervene to stop an assault, or may be eyewitnesses. Data include how the actions of third parties may influence the outcome of events (prevent or cause additional injury, help the victim escape, help capture the offender, etc.). The report covers the prevalence of third party involvement in violent crime, and characteristics related to the victim, offender, location, and weapon use. Highlights include the following: about a third of all intimate partner violence occurred in the presence of a third party compared to about two-thirds of violence between strangers or other acquaintances; on average each year, 1993-99, third-party actions prevented injuries in 1.2 million violent victimizations; and third parties were present during two-thirds of all violent victimizations between 1993-99. 18 Tables
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Violence ; Crime Statistics ; Statistics ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Victims of violence
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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