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NCJ Number: NCJ 197471     Find in a Library
Title: Homicide Trends in the United States: 2000 Update
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): James A. Fox ; Marianne W. Zawitz
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2003
Page Count: 4
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This BJS Crime Data Brief outlines the primary findings from the updated section of the BJS Web site about homicide patterns and trends since 1976 (
Abstract: Homicide is of interest not only because of its severity, but also because it is a fairly reliable barometer of all violent crime. At a national level, no other crime is measured as accurately and precisely. Topics covered include long-term trends, demographic trends, multiple victims and offenders, infanticide, eldercide, homicides by intimates, law enforcement officers killed, weapons trends, clearances, regional trends, and trends by city size. The data analyzed are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, particularly the Supplementary Homicide Reports.
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans ; Weapons Violations/Offenses ; Male offenders ; Violent offenders ; Crime Rate ; Crime patterns ; Crime analysis ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Homicide trends ; Firearm-crime relationships ; Victims of violence ; United States of America
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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