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Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments

This publication, recently released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics at the US Department of Justice, is interesting in its methodology and chilling in its findings. It "presents findings from a study of violence-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994... [that] found that 1.4 million persons were treated in hospital emergency departments in 1994 for injuries inflicted in confirmed or suspected interpersonal violence. Of these, 243,000 were inflicted by someone with whom the victim had an intimate relationship (spouse, ex-spouse, or current or former boyfriend or girlfriend), an estimate 4 times higher than the equivalent estimate from the National Crime Victimization Survey." (See Table 10 for a comparison.) Methodology is discussed in the report, which is available in both ASCII and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
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Alternate Title
Bureau of Justice Special Report: Violence-Related Injuries Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments
Date Issued
1997
Language
Scout Publication
Date of Scout Publication
1997-08-29
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