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NCJ Number: NCJ 179767     Find in a Library
Title: Homicide Trends in the United States: 1998 Update
Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
Author(s): James Alan Fox ; Marianne W. Zawitz
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 03/2000
Page Count: 4
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This BJS Crime Data Brief outlines the primary findings of and new additions to the section of the BJS website about homicide patterns and trends since 1976 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/homtrnd.htm).
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, 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): Homicide ; Victim-offender relationships ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Homicide trends ; Homicide victims ; Murderers
   
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