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  NCJ Number: NCJ 204885     Find in a Library
  Title: Homicide Trends in the United States: 2002 Update
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  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: 11/2004
  Page Count: 4
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: This report outlines the primary findings from the updated section of the BJS website ( about homicide patterns and trends since 1976.
  Abstract: Homicide is of interest not only because of its severity, but also because it is a reliable barometer of violent crime. Topics covered include long-term trends in murder and nonnegligent homicide, demographic trends, multiple victims and offenders, infanticide, eldercide, homicides by intimates, law enforcement officers killed, justifiable homicides, weapons trends, clearances, regional trends, and trends by city size. The data analyzed are from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program's Supplementary Homicide reports.
  Main Term(s): Offense statistics
  Index Term(s): Clearance rates ; Homicide ; Weapons ; Murder ; Infanticide ; Police deaths ; Homicide trends ; Homicide victims ; Murderers ; Family homicide ; Justifiable homicide
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  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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