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2014-08-14 12:24:19

Young Hispanics accounted for the higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic areas WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From 2007 to 2010, Hispanics experienced higher rates of violent victimization in new Hispanic metropolitan areas (26 per 1,000) than in other areas (16 to 20 per 1,000), the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. The difference was primarily due to higher rates of violent victimization of younger Hispanics in these new areas. Areas...

2014-06-19 12:29:42

PHOENIX, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Phoenix crime victim attorney, Sara J. Powell (www.sarapowell.com) will present a scholarship to cover expenses associated with attending The National Center for Victims of Crimes' 2014 National Training Institute. The scholarship includes airfare, seminar registration fees and hotel. Many of the meals for the scholarship recipient will be provided by the conference. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118743 The 2014...

2014-06-17 12:25:19

******PUBLICATION ADVISORY****** WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Seasonal Patterns in Criminal Victimization Trends, which uses data from the National Crime Victimization Survey to examine the seasonal patterns in violent and property crime victimization in the United States from 1993 to 2010. Seasonal patterns are periodic fluctuations in the victimization rates that tend to occur at the...

2014-05-08 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released PREA Data Collection Activities, 2014, which fulfills the requirement under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (P.L. 108-79) for the Attorney General to submit to Congress, not later than June 30 of each year, a report on the activities of BJS for the preceding calendar year. During 2013 and the first four months of 2014, BJS issued four reports: 1....

2014-05-07 23:06:17

The families of murder victims and violent crime survivors gathered at a candlelight vigil outside the Riverside Historic Courthouse to heal and keep alive the legacy of their loved ones. Today’s D.A. Magazine talked with some of those in attendance about the cathartic significance of the annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week event. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 Sabine Durden said she felt as if she was lost in a crowd after her only son was killed. “Being here with...

2014-04-29 09:46:06

Children's exposure to violence and crime declined between 2003 and 2011. Rates of violent crime have declined in the United States since the 1990s. The authors previously completed three national telephone surveys of children and caregivers on children's exposure to violence in 2003, 2008 and 2011. In this study, the authors analyzed the surveys for changes over time from 2003 to 2011. The authors examined 50 specific trends in exposures to violence and crime and found 27...

2013-07-09 16:53:43

Texas has the second largest sex offender registry in the country, but relatively few people are accessing it or using it to develop protective actions against future sex crimes, a study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University found. Texas began its sex offender registry in 1991 to inform citizens about sex offenders living and working in communities throughout the state and to encourage the public to adopt preventive measures against sex crimes. The Texas...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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