The Poor Have Double the Rate of Violent Crime

Persons in poor households at or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) (39.8 per 1,000) had more than double the rate of violent victimization as persons in high-income households (16.9 per 1,000) for the period 2008–2012 per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violence (rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault) accounted for […]

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

Crime in America.Net We have a reader’s question as to the probability of violent crime victimization (in this case, a female college student) . She asked if different groups of people are victimized more than others.  She wants to know the statistical chance of her being a victim of violent crime. To answer, we will use studies of […]

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Female Involvement in Crime Growing: Crime News

Crime News from Crime in America.Net While crime throughout the country decreases and prison populations begin to level off, it’s disconcerting to see a rise in criminal activity among girls and women. Women offenders have unique issues; US Department of Justice data indicate that female offenders come from very troubled backgrounds with higher rates of mental […]

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Most Women are Victimized by Someone they Know: Crime Prevention

Crime in America.Net Staff We get lots of inquiries from people as to their chances for violent crime. Many come from women who, according to research, have higher rates of fear of crime.  The good news is that violent crime is decreasing in the United States. The other positive is that women are learning to […]

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When Men Murder Women-State-By-State Analysis

Edited by Crime in America.Net for Presentation Purposes.    The Violence Policy Center conducts research and public education on violence in America and provides information and analysis to policymakers, journalists, advocates, and the general public. This report was authored by VPC Policy Analyst Marty Langley. The study was funded in part with the support of […]

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Unfocused Parole System Allowed Victim to Remain Captive by Sex Offender

Unfocused Parole System Allowed Victim to Remain Captive By Pat Nolan|Published Date: September 14, 2009 I was delighted when I heard the news that Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago, had finally been found—alive. I immediately told my wife the great news. The thought of having a child kidnapped is probably every parent’s worst nightmare, […]

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Protecting Children in Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

The relationship between substance use disorders (SUDs) and child maltreatment is compelling and undeniable. More than eight million children in the United States live with at least one parent who abused or was dependent on alcohol or an illicit drug during the past year.1 These children face a heightened risk of maltreatment.2 One study, for […]

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Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being–US Department of Justice

Report Presents National Data on Child Well-Being The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics has released “America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009.” The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention is one of the 22 Federal agencies that constitute the Forum. Since 1997, the Forum has published this annual report, which […]

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Guide Seeks To Heal the Wounds of Children Exposed to Violence–US Department of Justice

Guide Seeks To Heal the Wounds of Children Exposed to Violence The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Safe Start Center has published “Healing the Invisible Wounds: Children’s Exposure to Violence.” The guide, which is available in English and Spanish, offers informative tips on how to recognize the signs of children’s exposure to violence […]

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Domestic Violence Courts: Reducing Pretrial Domestic Violence–US Department of Justice

A critical issue in domestic violence cases is the risk of continued victimization during the pretrial period. Offenders may violate no-contact orders, further injure victims, or intimidate them. To minimize these risks, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and NIJ initiated the Judicial Oversight Demonstration, a field test that asked: Judges […]

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Making Arrests in Domestic Violence Cases

The Problem Police have been making more arrests in domestic violence incidents. In 2000, about 50 percent of intimate partner violence cases1 resulted in arrests, compared to 7 to 15 percent in the 1970s and 1980s. Research has revealed that some aspects of the change cause problems: too many victims are arrested and too few […]

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Latest Data on Domestic Violence

Crime in America.Net meta terms: crime prevention, crime news, crime statistics, criminal justice resources Washington — The intimate partner violence rate has declined since 1993, the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today.  In 1993 nonfatal intimate partner violence was 5.8 victimizations per 1,000 U.S. residents 12 years old and older. By 2004 […]

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