This study investigated age, sex, and race/ethnicity risk patterns for homicide based on 246 children (new-born to 14 years old) who were murdered in the city of Los Angeles 1980 through 1989.
Rates of homicide are higher for newborn to 4-year-olds than for 5- to 14-year-olds.
Boys and girls have similar rates of homicide at young ages; among 5- to 14-year-old, however, boys have higher rates.
Characteristics of the victim, suspect, and event were fairly consistent across victim race/ethnicity.
Mots-clés Pascal : Meurtre, Age, Victimologie, Enfant, Homme, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Race, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Murder, Age, Victimology, Child, Human, Epidemiology, Sex, Race, California, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0464394
Code Inist : 002B18F. Création : 199406.