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NCJ Number: NCJ 239424     Find in a Library
Title: Violent Victimization Committed by Strangers, 1993-2010
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Erika Harrell, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 19
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Text PDF 
Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents data on the number of violent victimizations committed by strangers during the period 1993 – 2010.
Abstract: Highlights of the findings include the following: in 2010, about 38 percent of nonfatal violent crimes, including rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault were committed by strangers; between 2005 and 2010, over 52 percent of all robberies were committed by strangers, down from 64 percent between 1993 and 1998; between 2005 and 2010, strangers committed 62 percent of violent victimizations occurring in public places, and 9 percent of violent victimizations that occurred in victims’ homes; and in 2010, 55 percent of violent victimizations by strangers were reported to police. Additional findings are presented on the types of weapons used during violent victimizations, the number of injuries sustained by victims, and the number of homicides that occurred during the commission of another crime. This report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, presents data on the number of violent victimizations committed by strangers during the period 1993 – 2010. Data for the report were obtained from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), an annual survey that collects information from participants on the number and characteristics of victimizations experienced during the previous 6 months, as well as the FBI’s Supplementary Homicide Reports. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Victims of violence
Index Term(s): Violence ; Stranger to stranger crimes ; Victimization ; Victimization surveys ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Victim profiles ; Violence causes ; Victimization risk
   
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