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Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments

NCJ Number
156921
Date Published
August 1997
Author(s)
Michael R. Rand, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
Presents findings from a study of violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994.
Abstract

Presents findings from a study of violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 conducted using the Consumer Product Safety Commission's National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) program. The study found that 1.4 million persons were treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 for injuries inflicted in confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence. Of these, 243,000 were inflicted by someone with whom the victim had an intimate relationship (spouse, ex-spouse, or current or former boyfriend or girlfriend), an estimate 4 times higher than the equivalent estimate from the National Crime Victimization Survey.

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