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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SEPTEMBER 30, 2009, AT 4:00 P.M. EDT
  • WWW.OJP.GOV
  • Office of Justice Programs
  • Contact: Kara McCarthy
  • (202) 307-1241

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY******

FEMALE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE RELEASED

           WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released Female Victims of Violence (NCJ 228356), which provides the current findings on nonfatal and fatal violent crimes committed against females.

           Data are from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting Program's (UCR) Supplemental Homicide Reports (SHR). The report focuses on intimate partner violence and stalking. It includes estimates of the extent of crimes against females and the characteristics of crimes and victims. Crime trends are also presented, along with comparative estimates of crimes against males.

TITLE:

Female Victims of Violence

AUTHORS:

Shannan Catalano, Erica Smith, Howard Snyder, and Michael Rand

WHERE:

http://bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2020

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           The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has five component bureaus: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; and the Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, OJP has two program offices: the Community Capacity Development Office, which incorporates the Weed and Seed strategy, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information can be found at http://www.ojp.gov.

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