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Homicide Trends in the United States: 2000 Update

NCJ Number
197471
Date Published
January 2003
Length
4 pages
Author(s)
James A. Fox; Marianne W. Zawitz
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Statistics
Annotation
This BJS Crime Data Brief outlines the primary findings from the updated section of the BJS Web site about homicide patterns and trends since 1976 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/homtrnd.htm).
Abstract
Homicide is of interest not only because of its severity, but also because it is a fairly reliable barometer of all violent crime. At a national level, no other crime is measured as accurately and precisely. Topics covered include long-term trends, demographic trends, multiple victims and offenders, infanticide, eldercide, homicides by intimates, law enforcement officers killed, weapons trends, clearances, regional trends, and trends by city size. The data analyzed are from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, particularly the Supplementary Homicide Reports.
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