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Female Victims of Violence

Authors: 
Catalano, S.,
Smith, E.,
Snyder, H.,
Rand, M.
Year Published: 2009
Type: 
Brief
Organization: 
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Series: 
Selected Findings, NCJ 228356, September 2009, 8 pages.
Source: 
Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
Abstract: 

In 2008, there were about 552,000 nonfatal violent victimizations of females age 12 or older by an intimate partner. In 2007, intimate partners committed 14 percent of all homicides in the U.S. In this report, the authors present findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females in the U.S. They use data from the 1993-2008 Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Surveys and the 1993-2007 Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Program's Supplementary Homicide Reports. The authors focus on nonfatal intimate partner violence (IPV), fatal IPV, rape and sexual assault, and stalking. They include estimates of the extent of crimes against females, the characteristics of crimes and victims, trends in nonfatal and fatal IPV and rape/sexual assault, and comparative estimates of crimes against males.

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