Measures of Violent Crime: Select Reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Jacquelyn E. Miles (Editor)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement
BISAC: TRU000000

In 2009–12, 68% of victims of serious violent crime—rape or sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated assault—reported experiencing socio-emotional problems as a result of their victimization. Victims who experienced severe distress as a result of a violent victimization were more likely to report the crime to police and receive victim services than victims with no distress or mild distress. This book discusses select reports from the Bureau of Justice Statistics on the measures of violent crimes including firearm violence, homicide, and nonfatal domestic violence. It also examines the socio-emotional impact violent crimes have on individuals. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Firearm Violence, 1993-2011 (pp. 1-58)
Michael Planty and Jennifer L. Truman

Chapter 2 – Homicide in the U.S. Known to Law Enforcement, 2011 (pp. 59-92)
Erica L. Smith and Alexia Cooper

Chapter 3 – Nonfatal Domestic Violence, 2003–2012 (pp. 93-130)
Jennifer L. Truman and Rachel E. Morgan

Chapter 4 – Socio-emotional Impact of Violent Crim (pp. 131-178)
Lynn Langton and Jennifer Truman

Chapter 5 – Violent Victimization in New and Established Hispanic Areas, 2007–2010 (pp. 179-204)
Min Xie and Michael Planty


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