Soc353_Lecture - Is Crime Random

Soc353_Lecture - Is Crime Random - Is Crime Random? Victim...

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Is Crime Random? Victim and Offender Relationships
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Males were more likely to be violently victimized by a stranger than a nonstranger, and females were more likely to be victimized by a friend, an acquaintance, or an intimate. During 2005 -- About seven in ten female rape or sexual assault victims stated the offender was an intimate, other relative, a friend or an acquaintance. Seventy-four percent of males and 48% of females stated the individual(s) who robbed them was a stranger. Intimates were identified by the victims of workplace violence as the perpetrator in about 1% of all workplace violent crime. About 40% of the victims of nonfatal violence in the workplace reported that they knew their offender. For murder victims, 43% were related to or acquainted with their assailants; 14% of victims were murdered by strangers, while 43% of victims had an unknown relationship to their murderer in 2002. Two thirds of murders of children under the age of 5 were committed by a parent or
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course SOCI 353 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Fall '09 term at USC.

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Soc353_Lecture - Is Crime Random - Is Crime Random? Victim...

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