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NCJ Number: NCJ 191208     Find in a Library
Title: Hispanic Victims of Violent Crime, 1993-2000
  Document URL: TEXT TEXT (Spanish) PDF PDF (Spanish) 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Callie Marie Rennison Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 04/2002
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: Using the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), this report examines violent crimes committed against Hispanic victims including rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
Abstract: Crime victimizations of Hispanics are compared with those of four non-Hispanic groups: Whites, Blacks, American Indians, and Asians. Additional findings include 1993-2000 victimization rates by victim characteristics (gender, age, marital status, household income, and location of residence) and crime characteristics (victim-offender relationship, presence of weapons, injuries and medical treatment, alcohol/drug use of offender, and reporting violence to the police). Highlights include the following: (1) Persons of Hispanic origin in 2000 experienced 11 percent of all violent crime against persons age 12 or older in the United States; (2) During 2000 Hispanic persons were victims of about 690,470 rapes, sexual assaults, robberies, and aggravated and simple assaults; and (3) 9 percent of Hispanic victims state the offender was an intimate, while 34 percent described the offender as a friend or acquaintance. 3 figures, 9 tables
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics ; Hispanic Americans
Index Term(s): Offense statistics ; Crime Statistics ; Minorities ; Victimization ; Rape statistics ; Sexual assault statistics
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English ; Spanish
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