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NCJ Number: NCJ 178247     Find in a Library
Title: Intimate Partner Violence
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Callie M. Rennison Ph.D. ; Sarah Welchans
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 05/2000
Page Count: 11
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides information on violence by intimates (current or former spouses, girlfriends or boyfriends) since the redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
Abstract: The redesigned survey has new questions about violence by intimates. The report covers trends in intimate violence, characteristics of victims (race, sex, age, income, ethnicity, and whether the victims live in urban, suburban, or rural areas), type of crime (physical assault, verbal threats), and trends for reporting to police. Intimate victimizations measured include rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data on murder by intimates are also given. The data for this report came from the NCVS and the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports. Highlights include the following: Lethal; Intimate partners committed fewer murders in each of the 3 years 1996, 1997, and 1998 than in any other year since 1976. Between 1976 and 1998, the number of male victims of intimate partner homicide fell an average 4 percent per year and the number of female victims fell an average 1 percent. Nonlethal; The number of female victims of intimate violence declined from 1993 to 1998. In 1998 women experienced an estimated 876,340 violent offenses at the hands of an intimate, down from 1.1 million in 1993. In both 1993 and 1998, men were victims of about 160,000 violent crimes by an intimate partner. Figures, tables, references, appendix
Main Term(s): Statistics
Index Term(s): Violence ; Violent crime statistics ; Victims of Crime ; National crime surveys ; Domestic assault ; Victimization surveys ; Male female victim comparisons ; Violent men ; Violent females
   
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