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NCJ Number: NCJ 196143     Find in a Library
Title: Violent Victimization of College Students
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Timothy C. Hart
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2003
Page Count: 8
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report presents findings from the National Crime Victimization Survey from 1995 to 2000 on the violent victimization of college students with comparisons of gender, race, on-campus/off-campus, and firearm usage.
Abstract: This report examines the incidents of college student victimization and compares the findings to persons of similar age in the general population. In addition, the report determines the extent to which student victimization occurs in campus and off-campus locations and settings, as well as the prevalence of alcohol and drugs in student victimizations. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) for both Whites and Blacks, students were victims of violence overall at rates lower than those of nonstudents; (2) among women, except for rape/sexual assault for which there were no statistical differences, college students experienced crimes of violence at lower rates than those of nonstudents; and (3) firearms were present in 9 percent of all violent crimes, 7 percent of assaults, and 30 percent of robberies against college students. Tables
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Crime surveys ; Crime Statistics ; Violent crime statistics ; Students ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Crime in schools ; Victimization surveys ; Campus crime ; Victims of violence ; Campus alcohol abuse
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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