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Homicide Trends in the United States: 2002 Update

NCJ Number
204885
Date Published
November 2004
Length
4 pages
Author(s)
James A. Fox; Marianne W. Zawitz
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Statistics
Annotation
This report outlines the primary findings from the updated section of the BJS website (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/homicide/homtrnd.htm) about homicide patterns and trends since 1976.
Abstract
Homicide is of interest not only because of its severity, but also because it is a reliable barometer of violent crime. Topics covered include long-term trends in murder and nonnegligent homicide, demographic trends, multiple victims and offenders, infanticide, eldercide, homicides by intimates, law enforcement officers killed, justifiable homicides, weapons trends, clearances, regional trends, and trends by city size. The data analyzed are from the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program's Supplementary Homicide reports.
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