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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 204885     Find in a Library
Title: Homicide Trends in the United States: 2002 Update
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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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