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Is violence increasing or decreasing?: a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations

Walby, S., Towers, J. and Francis, B. (2015). Is violence increasing or decreasing?: a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations. British Journal of Criminology, 56, pp. 1203-1234. doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv131

Abstract

The fall in the rate of violent crime has stopped. This is a finding of an investigation using the Crime Survey for England and Wales, 1994–2014, and an improved methodology to include the experiences of high-frequency victims. The cap on the number of crimes included has been removed. We prevent overall volatility from rising by using three-year moving averages and regression techniques that take account of all the data points rather than point to point analysis. The difference between our findings and official statistics is driven by violent crime committed against women and by domestic perpetrators. The timing of the turning point in the trajectory of violent crime corresponds with the economic crisis in 2008/09.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: \circledC The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (ISTD). This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. keywords: crime, violence, domestic violence, gender, Crime Survey for England and Wales, high frequency victims
Publisher Keywords: crime, violence, domestic violence, gender, Crime Survey for England and Wales, high-frequency victims
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/21544
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