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January 19, 1987 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
Half the offenders in 20 million cases of rape, robbery and assault committed from 1982 through 1984 were known to their victims, according to a study released Sunday by the Justice Department. The department's Bureau of Justice Statistics determined that overall, 46% of the crimes were committed by total strangers, 31% by friends and acquaintances, 8% by relatives and 11% by people known to the victims on sight. The remaining 4% could not be classified.
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March 6, 1999 | From Washington Post
A federal law that gave victims of rape and domestic violence the right to sue their attackers for violating their civil rights is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled Friday. The court's 7-4 decision invalidates a key section of the Violence Against Women Act, a congressional response to domestic violence that includes funding for battered women's programs and interstate enforcement of protective orders.
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March 6, 1999 | From Washington Post
A federal law that gave victims of rape and domestic violence the right to sue their attackers for violating their civil rights is unconstitutional, a U.S. appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled Friday. The court's 7-4 decision invalidates a key section of the Violence Against Women Act, a congressional response to domestic violence that includes funding for battered women's programs and interstate enforcement of protective orders.
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August 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
The government more than doubled its estimate Wednesday of rapes or attempted rapes each year--to 310,000. But actual assaults aren't up; rather, after years of controversy, the government's biggest crime survey finally asked a direct question about rape. In the first major report on data from the newly designed survey, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that there are 500,000 sexual assaults on women annually, including 170,000 rapes and 140,000 attempted rapes.
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May 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
A bill allowing rape victims to sue their attackers in federal court for damages cleared a Senate committee Thursday, as the panel's staff estimated that only 2.5% of rapists are ever convicted of the crime. The measure, sent to the full Senate on a voice vote by the Judiciary Committee, also contains $410 million for law enforcement and educational efforts to combat violence against women.
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October 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Violent crimes in the United States went up by 5% in the first half of the year, the FBI said, as a surge fueled by more murders and drug-related incidents involving assault weapons continued. The federal law enforcement agency reported that the increase in violent crime was led by a 9% jump in robberies, followed by a 5% gain in murders and a 4% rise in rapes. Among the violent crimes, the smallest increase was posted for aggravated assaults, which were 2% higher than last year's levels.
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April 24, 1992 | MARILYN YAQUINTO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far more women--an estimated 1,871 each day--are raped in the United States than official crime statistics indicate, according to a report released Thursday by a rape victims rights group. Nevertheless, only about 16% of victims report the crime, although half of all the victims surveyed said they would be more likely to go to police if the news media were prohibited by law from using their names. The report, by the National Victim Center, also estimated that 1.
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August 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
The government more than doubled its estimate Wednesday of rapes or attempted rapes each year--to 310,000. But actual assaults aren't up; rather, after years of controversy, the government's biggest crime survey finally asked a direct question about rape. In the first major report on data from the newly designed survey, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics estimated that there are 500,000 sexual assaults on women annually, including 170,000 rapes and 140,000 attempted rapes.
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August 23, 1988 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
During her freshman year at UC Santa Barbara in 1986, Michele was one of a handful of students who remained in her dormitory over the three-day Presidents' Day weekend. She awakened in the dark that Sunday night to find a man on top of her. He was a stranger, who said he would kill her. She fought him for what seemed to her like hours, screaming in vain as he beat her, until he knocked her unconscious.
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June 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
Girls younger than 18 are victims of more than half the rapes reported to police, and the younger the victim, the more likely the attacker is a relative or acquaintance, the Justice Department reported Wednesday. Girls younger than 12 are the victims in 16% of reported rapes, according to the estimates from the department's Bureau of Justice Statistics. One in five victims younger than 12 is raped by her father.
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June 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
Girls younger than 18 are victims of more than half the rapes reported to police, and the younger the victim, the more likely the attacker is a relative or acquaintance, the Justice Department reported Wednesday. Girls younger than 12 are the victims in 16% of reported rapes, according to the estimates from the department's Bureau of Justice Statistics. One in five victims younger than 12 is raped by her father.
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May 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
A bill allowing rape victims to sue their attackers in federal court for damages cleared a Senate committee Thursday, as the panel's staff estimated that only 2.5% of rapists are ever convicted of the crime. The measure, sent to the full Senate on a voice vote by the Judiciary Committee, also contains $410 million for law enforcement and educational efforts to combat violence against women.
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April 24, 1992 | MARILYN YAQUINTO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far more women--an estimated 1,871 each day--are raped in the United States than official crime statistics indicate, according to a report released Thursday by a rape victims rights group. Nevertheless, only about 16% of victims report the crime, although half of all the victims surveyed said they would be more likely to go to police if the news media were prohibited by law from using their names. The report, by the National Victim Center, also estimated that 1.
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October 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Violent crimes in the United States went up by 5% in the first half of the year, the FBI said, as a surge fueled by more murders and drug-related incidents involving assault weapons continued. The federal law enforcement agency reported that the increase in violent crime was led by a 9% jump in robberies, followed by a 5% gain in murders and a 4% rise in rapes. Among the violent crimes, the smallest increase was posted for aggravated assaults, which were 2% higher than last year's levels.
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April 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Seven American cities recorded more than one fourth of all murders in the United States, the FBI said Sunday in releasing its preliminary crime report for 1990. Six of the seven cities saw more murders last year than in 1989. The exception was Detroit, where there were 582 killings, or 42 fewer than in the year before. According to 1990 Census figures, the seven cities account for slightly less than 7.5% of the U.S. population.
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December 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The number of drug-trafficking convictions in state courts rose 50% in just two years, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported. It also said that 41% of drug dealers convicted in 1988 were sentenced to state prisons, up from 37% two years earlier. "In 1986, about 185,000 adults were arrested for serious drug-trafficking offenses," said Steven Dillingham, bureau director. "By 1988, the number of these arrests reached almost 290,000."
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December 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The number of drug-trafficking convictions in state courts rose 50% in just two years, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reported. It also said that 41% of drug dealers convicted in 1988 were sentenced to state prisons, up from 37% two years earlier. "In 1986, about 185,000 adults were arrested for serious drug-trafficking offenses," said Steven Dillingham, bureau director. "By 1988, the number of these arrests reached almost 290,000."
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April 29, 1991 | From Associated Press
Seven American cities recorded more than one fourth of all murders in the United States, the FBI said Sunday in releasing its preliminary crime report for 1990. Six of the seven cities saw more murders last year than in 1989. The exception was Detroit, where there were 582 killings, or 42 fewer than in the year before. According to 1990 Census figures, the seven cities account for slightly less than 7.5% of the U.S. population.
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August 23, 1988 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
During her freshman year at UC Santa Barbara in 1986, Michele was one of a handful of students who remained in her dormitory over the three-day Presidents' Day weekend. She awakened in the dark that Sunday night to find a man on top of her. He was a stranger, who said he would kill her. She fought him for what seemed to her like hours, screaming in vain as he beat her, until he knocked her unconscious.
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January 19, 1987 | DON IRWIN, Times Staff Writer
Half the offenders in 20 million cases of rape, robbery and assault committed from 1982 through 1984 were known to their victims, according to a study released Sunday by the Justice Department. The department's Bureau of Justice Statistics determined that overall, 46% of the crimes were committed by total strangers, 31% by friends and acquaintances, 8% by relatives and 11% by people known to the victims on sight. The remaining 4% could not be classified.
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