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Risks of Violence in Major Daily Activities, United States, 2003 - 2005

Award Information

Award #
2009-IJ-CX-0025
Location
Awardee County
Essex
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2008
Total funding (to date)
$20,000

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $20,000)

This dissertation examines another dimension of violence risk, incorporating time people spent in various activities, exposing them to different levels of risk. The key indicator is the level of violence risk per billion person-hours spent in each type of daily activity. This is calculated by drawing numerator data from the National Crime Victim Survey and denominator data from the American Time Use Survey. The central empirical question here is whether demographic subgroups differ in risk of violent victimization because (a) they spend different amounts of time in risky activities, or (b) they suffer greater risk even when time is held constant. The life style and routine activity approaches to crime analysis imply that (a) is most important.
ca/ncf

Date Created: September 29, 2009