Domestic Violence Reports to Police Exceed General Violent Crime-But 600,000 Unreported Each Year

Observations 1.3 million nonfatal domestic violence victimizations occur each year. Police were notified of more than half (56%) of these victimizations. Does increased reporting indicate an improved criminal justice response? The majority of police departments now have a domestic violence unit. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal […]

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Crime Victims by Age Widespread-Those Age 66 and Above Have High Numbers

Subtitles Those age 66 and above have the highest raw numbers for burglary-breaking and entering and other categories. Violent crime is concentrated for victims in the 16-35 age brackets, but the numbers are at (or close to) 100,000 victimizations for those age 11-50. That’s a remarkable spread for criminal victimization. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, […]

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Is the Media Correctly Covering Crime and Fear?

Editor ‘s note: A version of this article was sent as a letter to reporters and editors who cover crime. My principle question is whether media is dismissive of crime and citizen fear of crime? Has the crime discussion been corrupted by politics to the point where it’s impossible to candidly report crime topics? Author […]

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The Devastating Impact of Violent Crime on Victims

More than two-thirds (68 percent) of serious violent crime victims experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of the victimization per the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Serious violent crime includes rape or sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault. In the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, socio-emotional problems are defined as the victim’s experience […]

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Crime Victim Rights: Crime in America.Net

You have the right not to be silent. Most states have rights built into their constitutions to assist you when you become a victim of crime. But we’ll let you in on a secret; many of us in the criminal justice system don’t know these rights exist. When we go to the police academy, the overwhelming amount […]

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Teen Dating Violence: Crime News

Gentlereaders: As the father of two girls, you take the subject of violence against women very seriously. There is simply too much of it. Please see the “Crimes Against Women” section of Crime in America.Net. Most teenagers do not experience physical aggression when they date. However, for some teens, abuse is a very real part […]

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Crime Victim Rights–New DOJ Report

The Rand Corporation recently completed a process evaluation of the National Center for Victims of Crime of the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) Victims’ Rights Clinics. The NCVLI clinics are intended to promote awareness, education, and enforcement of victims’ rights in the criminal justice system. The process evaluationaddressed a variety of issues including: clinic […]

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