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Violence between Intimates

NCJ Number
149259
Date Published
November 1994
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Examines murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults committed by spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends, using data from a variety of sources.
Abstract

This report of selected findings examines murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults committed by spouses, ex-spouses, boyfriends, or girlfriends. It uses data from the BJS National Crime Victimization Survey, the BJS survey of murder cases disposed in large urban counties in 1988, and the FBI Supplementary Homicide Report from the Uniform Crime Reports program. Data on violent offenders were collected in the 1991 Survey of State Prison Inmates and the 1989 Survey of Jail Inmates. The findings show that females experienced more than 10 times as many incidents of violence committed by an intimate as did males -- 572,000 versus 49,000.

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