Crime, Victimization and Police Contact: Select Reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Kassy Moore (Editor)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement
BISAC: LAW026000

In 2011, U.S. households experienced about 3,394,700 burglary victimizations. Persons age 12 or older who had disabilities experienced 1.3 million nonfatal violent crimes in 2012. Nonfatal violent crimes include rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. In 2012, an estimated 293,800 nonfatal violent and property hate crime victimizations occurred against persons age 12 or older residing in U.S. households. Seasonal patterns exist when similar fluctuations in the victimization rates tend to recur each year during the same season.

Seasonal patterns are a long-standing topic in both popular and scholarly literatures on crime and show how environmental factors, such as temperature changes and daylight hours, might be associated with crime throughout the year. This book discusses crime, victimization and police contact in these crimes and victimization. Topics include household burglary, crimes against persons with disabilities, hate crimes, and seasonal patterns in criminal victimization trends. This book also examines requests for police assistance and police behavior during traffic and street stops.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Household Burglary, 1994-2011 (pp. 1-32)
Jennifer Hardison Walters, Andrew Moore and Marcus Berzofsky

Chapter 2 – Crime against Persons with Disabilities, 2009–2012 – Statistical Tables (pp. 33-72)
Erika Harrell

Chapter 3 – Hate Crime Victimization, 2004–2012 – Statistical Tables (pp. 73-96)
Meagan Meuchel Wilson

Chapter 4 – Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends (pp. 97-120)
Janet L. Lauritsen and Nicole White

Chapter 5 – Requests for Police Assistance, 2011 (pp. 121-142)
Matthew Durose and Lynn Langton

Chapter 6 – Police Behavior during Traffic and Street Stops, 2011 (pp. 143-180)
Lynn Langton and Matthew Durose


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