Click for new scientific resources and news about Corona[COVID-19]

Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF INJURY & VIOLENCE RESEARCH   JULY 2010 , Volume 2 , Number 2; Page(s) 67 To 74.
 
Paper: 

VICTIM’S PROFILE ANALYSIS REVEALS HOMICIDE AFFINITY FOR MINORITIES AND THE YOUTH

 
 
Author(s):  VELIS EVELIO*, SHAW GRAHAM, WHITEMAN ALAN S.
 
* COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, BARRY UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

Background: In this study we have examined the risk of death by homicide in Miami-Dade County and Broward County (BC); and examined the association between socioeconomic status and homicide while describing victim’s typical characteristics such as age, gender, race/ethnicity, and type of injury.
Methods: Data was collected from the County’s Medical Examiner’s Offices, Census Bureau, and Federal Bureau of Investigation between 2004 and 2007.
Results: There has been an increase in the risk of dying by homicide in the studied area; the homicide rate for the selected period was two times higher than the national average. Although Black Non-Hispanics count for 19% of the population of Miami-Dade County and 23% in Broward County, 56% and 53% of homicide victims are among this ethnic group in Miami-Dade County and Broward County respectively. Hispanics were more at risk of being a victim of homicide in 2007 than they were in 2004.
Conclusions: A substantial proportion of the homicide victims were 22 years of age or younger. . In fact, the homicide victims’ average age has been steadily decreasing in recent years. The drastic increase in the risk of death by gunshot among young Black non-Hispanic and Hispanic residents warrants cause for concern.

 
Keyword(s): HOMICIDE, CRIME, SOCIAL JUSTICE, VIOLENCE, MINORITIES
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  pdf-File tarjomyar Yearly Visit 70
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog