Victim Characteristics Lab Report

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Victim Characteristics Lab Report What makes a crime victim? Are certain people—either by virtue of their socio-economic status or their gender or some other innate characteristic—more likely to become victims of crime? What about violent crimes? This lab report exercise examines the characteristics of crime victims.
Part One: Scientifically Derived Typical Profile of High Risk Crime Victim Characteristics There are numerous sources available to study the number and characteristics of crime victims in the United States of America in a given year; the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Uniform Crime Report (UCR) both serve to gather and quantify yearly information about crime victims
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likely not upper class Victim killed during drug deal
2 Attempted murder; unlawful possession of handgun; possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose; robbery by force 19 N/A M N/A Jersey City, NJ N/A N/A Victim shot during botched robbery
3 Burglary N/A N/A N/A N/A Bergen County, NJ N/A Upper class String of burglaries in upper class areas
4 Aggravated assault; burglary; possession of weapon for unlawful purpose; resisting arrest; trespassing N/A N/A F N/A Lodi, NJ N/A N/A Assault by known perp in victim’s apartment
5 Shooting 30 N/A M N/A Jersey City, NJ N/A N/A Victim may know perp, as victim will not cooperate with police; shooting in front of liquor store
6 Attempted murder; unlawful possession of weapon N/A N/A M Police officer Asbury Park, NJ N/A N/A Officer responded to crime and was engaged in shooting; same incident as Crime 9
7 Murder 34 N/A M Plant worker (likely) Newark, NJ N/A N/A Victim shot outside factory
8 Second degree sexual assault; second degree child endangerment child N/A N/A Child Bridgewater, NJ Single/ Child N/A Victim was known to perp
9 Attempted murder; unlawful possession of weapon; 8 N/A F Child Asbury Park, NJ Single/ Child N/A Gun battle injured bystander