VICTIMS OF CRIME. Sociology Study by Bragg, Young, Slaney & Passmore (Passmore et al). Our Aim. To investigate which gender is most likely to be a victim of crime. Our Hypothesis. We predict that females are more likely to be a victim of crime. Background Research.
Sociology Study by Bragg, Young, Slaney & Passmore
(Passmore et al)
To investigate which gender is most likely to be a victim of crime.
We predict that females are more likely to be a victim of crime.
We looked at official statistical data from previous years and found the following trends:
This general trend goes against our hypothesis
In total we had 46 respondents from inside and outside school across a variety of ages.
Victims by Gender:
This support our hypothesis.
Were victims of crime more than the males in these age brackets.
However in the age bracket of 45 – 54, both males and females were equal victims of crime.
Also in the age bracket of 25 – 34 males were victims of crime more than females.
Two male respondents added other crimes that they had been victims of these were:
The fact that no respondents said they had are: been a victim to domestic abuse, suggests that our study may not be very valid due to people feeling uncomfortable about revealing this information.
That being said It may also be that none of our respondents had been abused domestically.
Overall our results support our hypothesis that females are victims of crime more often than males.
This also contradicts the background research we did.