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Female Victims of Violence

NCJ Number
228356
Date Published
September 2009
Length
8 pages
Author(s)
Shannan Catalano Ph.D.; Erica Smith; Howard Snyder Ph.D.; Michael Rand
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Statistics
Annotation
This report provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.
Abstract
Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR). The report focuses on intimate partner violence and stalking. It includes estimates of the extent of crimes against females and the characteristics of crimes and victims. Crime trends are also presented, along with comparative estimates of crimes against males. Highlights include the following: 1) in 2008 the rate of intimate partner victimizations for females was 4.3 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older, the equivalent rate of intimate partner violence against males was 0.8 victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older; 2) the rate of intimate partner violence against females declined 53 percent between 1993 and 2008, from 9.4 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older to 4.3 per 1,000, against males, the rate declined 54 percent, from 1.8 victimizations per 1,000 males age 12 or older to 0.8 per 1,000; and 3) between 1993 and 2007 the overall rate of female homicides fell 43 percent from 4.18 to 2.38 homicides per 100,000 female U.S. residents. Figures, tables, and references
Date Created: March 24, 2014