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Black Victims of Violent Crime
Black Victims of Violent Crime

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By Erika Harrell (au)
Year: 2007
Pages: 12
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437924239

This report shows that blacks were victims of an estimated 805,000 nonfatal violent crimes and of about 8,000 homicides in 2005. While blacks accounted for 13% of the U.S. population in 2005, they were victims in 15% of all nonfatal violent crimes and nearly half of all homicides. These findings are based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Nat. Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the FBI)’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR), Supplementary Homicide Reports. Among blacks the risk of nonfatal violent victimization varied across demographic characteristics. During the 5-year period from 2001 to 2005, comparative nonfatal violent victimizations showed:  Black males were more vulnerable to violent victimization than black females; Younger blacks were generally more likely than older blacks to be victims of violence; Blacks who had never married were more likely than all other blacks to be victims of violence; Blacks in households with lower annual incomes were at a greater risk of violence than those in households with higher annual incomes; Blacks living in urban areas were more likely than those in suburban or rural areas to be victims of violence. Black victims of homicide were most likely to be male (85%) and between ages 17 and 29 (51%). Homicides against blacks were more likely than those against whites to occur in highly populated areas, including cities and suburbs. Blacks were killed with a firearm in about 77% of homicides against them. Overall, the rates of nonfatal violent victimization against blacks were stable between 2001 and 2005, after declining about 57% from 1993 to 2001. Figures.

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