Navigation Links
Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk
Date:2/16/2009

Blacks, Latinos more often victimized as recessions occur, study shows

MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- When the economy goes sour, certain minority groups suffer at the hands of criminals more than others, a new study finds.

National crime statistics from 1973 to 2005 show an increase in violent, non-lethal crime against blacks and Latinos during and after periods of recession, according to research that was scheduled for presentation Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Chicago.

"Minorities experience substantially higher rates of violent victimization than non-Latino whites in the United States," researcher Karen Heimer, a University of Iowa sociology professor, said in a news release issued by her school. "Our study shows that the higher rates of poverty, urban residence and differential age distributions of non-Latino blacks and Latinos help to explain these groups' higher victimization rates."

By knowing this trend, law enforcement officials, criminal justice policy-makers and those who offer help and services to victims can better prepare against fluctuations in crime during the current recession, said Heimer, who worked on the study with Janet Lauritsen, a professor in the criminology and criminal justice department of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

More information

The National Center for Victims of Crime has more about support for those crime victims.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: University of Iowa, news release, Feb. 15, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Neusoft Becomes First Global Growth Company Partner of World Economic Forum
2. McKesson Corporation CEO to Address the Detroit Economic Club on Preserving Our Healthcare System and Improving Quality of Life
3. Research!America Honors Univ. of Chicago Economists for Study Showing Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS Drug Development
4. AHRQ Expands Therapeutics Education and Research Centers and Adds New Topics: Health IT, Economics, Formularies
5. MedImmune presents new pharmaco-economic data at AAP regarding infants at high risk for RSV
6. Economic motivation may affect how often some physicians order imaging studies
7. BioElectronics Corporation Receives 2007 Economic Development Innovator of the Year Award
8. Through-Wave Ultrasound: Effective, Economical and Ideal for Breast Imaging, Biopsy
9. MedPAC Again Fails to Evaluate Overall Economic Conditions in Assessing SNF Funding Requirements
10. Skatepark injuries can incur economic pain
11. AARP Calls New EEOC Policy A Civil Rights and Economic Fiasco
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Economic Bad Times Put Minorities at Higher Crime Risk 
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of ... scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which ... evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , ... and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out ... free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting ... children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., ... analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 by ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized ... for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and ... Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... --  OrthoAtlanta has been named the official orthopedic and ... for the 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to ... in Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud ... participating in many activities leading up to, and including the ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: