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CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS IN NEW ORLEANS, 1976

NCJ Number
34825
Author(s)
ANON
Date Published
1976
Annotation
THIS REPORT CONTAINS CRIME STATISTICS AND SELECTED ANALYTICAL FINDINGS DERIVED FROM VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS OF THE CITY'S RESIDENT POPULATION AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY CONDUCTED UNDER THE NATIONAL CRIME PANEL PROGRAM.
Abstract
SINCE THE EARLY 1970'S, NATIONAL CRIME PANEL SURVEYS HAVE BEEN DESIGNED AND CARRIED OUT FOR THE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION BY THE U.S. BUREAU OF THE CENSUS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING INFORMATION THAT PERMITS DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THE CHARACTER AND EXTENT OF SELECTED TYPES OF CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION. BESIDES SUPPLEMENTING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN CRIMINAL VICTIMIZATION SURVEYS IN 13 AMERICAN CITIES (JUNE 1975), DATA TABLES IN THIS REPORT HAVE ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON STATISTICS PREVIOUSLY RELEASED. THE SURVEYS CONDUCTED IN NEW ORLEANS IN 1974 ENABLED MEASUREMENT OF THE EXTENT OF WHICH RESIDENTS AGE 12 AND OVER, HOUSEHOLDS, AND COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS WERE VICTIMIZED BY SELECTED CRIMES, WHETHER COMPLETED OR ATTEMPTED. FOR THOSE COMMITTED AGAINST INDIVIDUALS, THE OFFENSES WERE RAPE, ROBBERY, ASSAULT, AND PERSONAL LARCENY; FOR HOUSEHOLDS, BURGLARY, HOUSEHOLD LARCENY, AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT; AND FOR COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS; BURGLARY AND ROBBERY. THE DATA TABLES IN THIS PUBLICATION ARE ARRANGED BY SECTORS, THAT IS, BY CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS, HOUSEHOLDS, AND COMMERCIAL ESTABLISHMENTS. WITHIN EACH SECTOR, THE TABLES ARE FURTHER DIVIDED ALONG TOPICAL LINES. AMONG THESE SUBJECTS ARE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VICTIM AND OFFENDER, CHARACTERISTICS OF OFFENDERS, EXTENT OF VICTIM INJURIES, ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES TO THE VICTIMS, TIME AND PLACE OF OCCURRENCE, USE OF WEAPONS, WHETHER POLICE WERE NOTIFIED, AND, IF NOT, REASONS ADVANCED FOR NOT INFORMING THEM. FOUR TECHNICAL APPENDICES AND A GLOSSARY OF TERMS HAVE BEEN INCLUDED TO FACILITATE FURTHER ANALYSES AND OTHER USES OF SURVEY RESULTS. THE FIRST APPENDIX CONTAINS FACSIMILES OF THE QUESTIONNAIRES USED FOR THE HOUSEHOLD AND COMMERCIAL SURVEYS, WHEREAS THE SECOND AND THIRD HAVE TABLES FOR DETERMINING ESTIMATE VARIANCES, AS WELL AS INFORMATION CONCERNING SAMPLE DESIGN AND ESTIMATION PROCEDURES. THE FOURTH APPENDIX CONSISTS OF A SERIES OF TECHNICAL NOTES, PARALLELING THE TOPICS COVERED BY THE SECTION ON SELECTED FINDINGS AND DESIGNED AS GUIDES TO THE INTERPRETATION OF SURVEY RESULTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) (SNI ABSTRACT)