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Socio-Emotional Impact of Violent Crime   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is a Special Report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. From the Highlights: "This report describes the relationship between violent victimization and the victim's experience of socio-emotional problems, defined as high levels of emotional distress, increased relationship problems, or disruptions at school or work. Data are from the National Crime Victimization Survey. (1) Overall, 68% of victims of serious violence experienced socio-emotional problems as a result of their victimization. (2) Regardless of the type of violence experienced, a greater percentage of victims of intimate partner violence than stranger violence experienced socio-emotional problems. (3) Twelve percent of victims who experienced socio-emotional problems received victim services, compared to 5% of victims reporting no socio-emotional problems. (4) More than a third of victims reporting severe distress and nearly half of those with moderate distress did not report to the police or receive any assistance from victim services. (5) About three-quarters of victims of rape or sexual assault (75%), robbery (74%), violence involving a firearm (74%), and violence resulting in medical treatment for injuries (77%) experienced socio-emotional problems. (6) A greater percentage of female than male victims experienced socio-emotional problems, regardless of the type of violence or victim--offender relationship. (7) A greater percentage of female than male victims experienced socio-emotional problems, regardless of the type of violence or victim--offender relationship."

Report Number:
NCJ 247076; National Criminal Justice 247076
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Date:
2014-09
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Public Domain
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/
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