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Title: Violence Arrests in the City
Subtitle: The Philadelphia Story, 1857-1980
In: Violence in America (Vol. 1: The History of Crime)
Edited by: Ted Robert Gurr
Publisher: Sage Publications
Edition: Third Edition
Series: Violence, Cooperation, Peace: An International Series
Abstract: »Results showed that overall violent crime first rose gently from the early 1860's to the early 1920's and then role sharply and nearly continuously from 1960 to 1980. However, patterns differed among the specific types of criminal violence. Murder fluctuated from 1857 through 1940, rose steeply from 1960 to the early 1970's and then declined rapidly. In contrast, rape and aggravated assault rose through the first quarter of the 20th century but behaved differently over the last 2 decades, with rape decreasing and then increasing and aggravated assault generally rising. The divergent patterns indicate that violent crimes vary and require specific but integrated explanations. In addition, a comparison with Boston data show different patterns in the two cities.« (Source: NCJRS Abstracts Database)
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