edm_rep - THE EXTENT OF YOUTH VICTIMIZATION CRIME AND...

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THE EXTENT OF YOUTH VICTIMIZATION, CRIME AND DELINQUENCY IN ALBERTA, 1999: SUMMARY OF EDMONTON FINDINGS Prepared by: Lorne D. Bertrand, Ph.D. Jeanette T. Gomes, M.A. and Joseph P. Hornick, Ph.D. Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family March 2000
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The views expressed in this report are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, the Alberta Law Foundation or the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family, 2000 c/o Faculty of Law University of Calgary 2500 University Drive, N.W. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4 Telephone: (403) 220-6653 Fax: (403) 289-4887 e-mail: [email protected] This report is also available at: www.ucalgary.ca/~crilf ii
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TABLE OF CONTENTS Page 1.0 Introduction 1 2.0 Methodology 1 2.1 Sampling Strategy and Survey Administration 1 2.2 Data Analysis Strategy 3 2.3 Limitations of the Study 4 3.0 Victimization and Delinquency among Edmonton Youth 4 3.1 Victimization at School 4 3.1.1 Prevalence of Victimization at School 5 3.1.2 Relationship between Victimization at School and Demographic Characteristics 5 3.2 Victimization While Not at School 8 3.2.1 Prevalence of Victimization While Not at School 8 3.2.2 Relationship between Victimization While Not at School and Demographic Characteristics 8 3.3 Delinquent Behaviour 10 3.3.1 Prevalence of Delinquent Behaviour 10 3.3.2 Relationship between Delinquent Behaviour and Demographic Characteristics 12 3.4 Weapons 12 3.4.1 Prevalence of Having Weapons at School 15 3.4.2 Relationship between Having Weapons and Demographic Characteristics 15 4.0 Contact with and Perceptions of the Police and Suggestions for Enhancing School and Community Safety 18 4.1 Contact with the Police 18 4.2 Perceptions of Police Performance 18 4.3 Suggestions for Enhancing School and Community Safety 19 iii
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LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES Page Table 2.1: Demographic Characteristics of Edmonton Student Respondents 3 Figure 3.1: Percentage of Edmonton Students Who Reported Being Victimized at School and Not at School within the Past Year 6 Table 3.1: Edmonton Respondents Reporting They Were Victimized One or More Times in the Past Year While at School by Demographic Characteristics 7 Table 3.2: Edmonton Respondents Reporting They Were Victimized One or More Times in the Past Year While Not at School by Demographic Characteristics 9 Figure 3.2: Percentage of Edmonton Students Who Reported Engaging in Delinquent Behaviours in Their Lifetime and within the Past Year 11 Table 3.3: Edmonton Respondents Reporting that They Had Engaged in Certain Types of Property-Related Delinquent Behaviours within the Past Year by Demographic Characteristics 13 Table 3.4: Edmonton Respondents Reporting that They Had Engaged in Certain Types of Violence-Related Delinquent Behaviours within the Past Year by Demographic Characteristics 14 Figure 3.3: Percentage of Edmonton Students Who Reported Having a Weapon
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