ERIC Number: ED178812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Rape Victimization in 26 American Cities. Analytic Report SD-VAD-6.
McDermott, M. Joan
The incidence of rape victimization in 26 American cities was investigated using interviews conducted with representative samples of approximately 10,000 households (22,000 individuals) in each of the cities. Results indicated that: (1) rates of rape and attempted rape were higher for younger women, minorities, women who were never married or divorced or separated, women whose major activities took them away from home, and women with lower family incomes; (2) rape victims were most often attacked by offenders perceived to be 21 or older; (3) rape and attempted rape were highly intra-racial; (4) most rapes occurred during the evening or night by one offender on one victim; (5) the woman who chose to defend herself increased the chances that rape would not be completed but increased the chances for other injuries; and (6) only slightly over half of the victims reported victimization to the police. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Crime, Females, National Surveys, Rape, Research Reports, Social Problems, Surveys, Trend Analysis, Victims of Crime
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Criminal Justice Research Center, Albany, NY.