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NCJ Number: NCJ 171145     Find in a Library
Title: Carjackings in the United States, 1992-96
Author(s): P Klaus
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Editor(s): T Hester
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 5
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey about carjackings that occurred during 1992-96 and notes that an average of about 49,000 completed or attempted nonfatal carjackings took place each year during that period.
Abstract: Carjacking is defined as completed or attempted robbery of a motor vehicle by a stranger to the victim. It differs from other motor vehicle theft because the victim is present and the offender uses or threatens to use force. Carjackings resulting in murder of the victim(s) are not covered by the National Crime Victimization Survey. According to FBI data, however, each year about 27 homicides by strangers involved automobile theft. These incidents may have been carjackings. The report includes the incidence of carjacking; demographic characteristics of victims and offenders such as age, race, and sex; and incident characteristics such as time and place of occurrence and weapon use. Tables and figure
Main Term(s): Crime Statistics
Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Stolen vehicles ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Carjacking
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