Crime Victims: An Introduction to Victimology Sixth Edition. By Andrew Karmen Chapter Four: Violent Crimes: Murders and Robberies . Using UCR to Analyze Murders.
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By Andrew Karmen
Violent Crimes: Murders and Robberies
Homicide Rate Trends—1900-2004: See Figure 4.1, Page 64
Aggravated Assault Rate Trends important to review as involve attacks or threats with deadly weapon—Figure 4.2, Page 65
1. United Nations
World Health Organization (WHO)—Tracks Homicides and Sets Standards for Reporting
2. International Police Organization (INTERPOL)
Provides Data—See Table 4.2, Page 72
Criminal Event vs. Accident/Illness—See Table 4.4, Page 74
1. Leading causes of death—heart disease, cancer, and stroke
2. More died from accidents than homicides
3. More people took their own life than lost life through lethal violence
See Table 4.6, Page 82