Success in the Media

Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems

Prisoners Report Significant Mental and Physical Problems Editor’s note: Anyone working with people caught up in the criminal justice system are astounded by the number of people with physical and mental health problems. Crime takes an enormous toll on those involved with many (most?) having physical or psychological injuries from a criminal lifestyle. The inability […]

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Teenage Dating Violence Data Indicates Success

Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh have published an article that provides the first evidence of the potential benefits of provider-delivered education and a brief counseling intervention in school health centers to address and prevent teen dating violence. This NIJ-funded study was conducted at eight school health centers in California where students receive confidential clinical […]

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Most crime occurs at home, roads, parking lots, schools and bars per FBI/NIBRS

The FBI released details on more than 5.6 million criminal offenses reported via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) in 2013. The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest report, NIBRS 2013, provides a diverse scope of information about victims, known offenders, and relationships for 23 offense categories (including sex offenses). It also presents arrest data […]

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College students experience lower rates of sexual assault-80% know their attacker

Among college-age females (ages 18 to 24), the rate of rape and sexual assault was 1.2 times higher for nonstudents than students for the period 1995–2013, per the  Bureau of Justice Statistics. Nonstudents (65,700) accounted for more than double the average annual number of rape and sexual assault victimizations compared to students (31,300). For 2013, […]

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82% of women in corrections are victims of physical or sexual abuse as children

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does […]

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35 percent of women in the US will experience domestic violence

An estimated 35 percent of women in the US will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. In addition, up to 70 percent of female murder victims are killed by an intimate partner. To protect women who repeatedly suffer from severe abuse, police from seven jurisdictions in Oklahoma teamed up with social services to use […]

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19 Percent of American Women Raped-22 Percent Experience Severe Physical Violence

In the United States, an estimated 19.3% of women and 1.7% of men have been raped during their lifetimes; an estimated 1.6% of women reported that they were raped in the 12 months preceding the survey. The case count for men reporting rape in the preceding 12 months was too small to produce a statistically […]

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1 in 11 youth Internet users received a sexual solicitation

In 2010 approximately 1 in 11 youth Internet users (9%) received an unwanted sexual solicitation in the past year.

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Domestic Violence Attacks Decline 72 Percent

SERIOUS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AGAINST FEMALES DECLINED 72 PERCENT FROM 1994 TO 2011 Percentage involving physical attacks, weapons and injury showed little change Attacks on females: From 1994 to 2011, the rate of serious intimate partner violence, such as rape, sexual assault, robbery or aggravated assault declined 72 percent for females. During the same time, […]

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Do Robberies Increase in December? Violent Crimes by Month

Crime in America.Net The reader inquiry is violent crime by month, specifically if robbery goes up during December. The Federal Bureau of Investigation through the Uniform Crime Reports (crimes reported to law enforcement agencies) used to provide crimes by month in their annual reports but that practice was discontinued. They were kind enough, however, to […]

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What are my chances of being a victim of violent crime? Updated

Crime in America.Net. Updated in 2016. Please see a comprehensive article on preventing you from becoming a victim of crime at http://www.crimeinamerica.net/crime-prevention-tips-that-work-3/. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Article We have […]

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28 percent of burglaries involve people at home: good doors-windows prevent violent crime

Crime in America.Net An estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occurred each year on average from 2003 to 2007. In about 28% of these burglaries, a household member was present during the burglary. In 7% of all household burglaries, a household member experienced some form of violent victimization (see below for press release and link) Crime […]

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Nevada, Vermont, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee Rank Highest for Men Murdering Women

Dear Readers: “When Men Murder Women” is a significant contribution to the understanding of domestic and intimate partner violence if you can get beyond the anti-gun rants of the Violence Policy Center. Our other concern with the data is that rural states keep popping up in this survey and data from other sources (the Centers […]

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Facebook Burglary Ring—Geo-Location Means More Crime

 Crime in America.Net   Reporter Erik Sass in Media Post Blogs (see provides the following information:     “…police in the town of Nashua, New Hampshire have busted a three-man burglary ring which stole at least $100,000 worth — and perhaps twice that amount — of cash, consumer electronics, jewelry and other valuables (not to […]

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Rural States Have Highest Rates for Teenage Rape: Crime in America.Net

Information released by the Centers for Disease Control-High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates the following: Nationally, 10.5 percent of girls and 4.5 percent of boys state that they were “Ever forced to have sexual intercourse.” The five states with the highest percentages of female students raped include: 1. Arkansas: 18.5 2. Alaska: 17.9 3. […]

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