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Is violence increasing or decreasing?: a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations

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Is violence increasing or decreasing? a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations. / Walby, Sylvia ; Towers, Jude; Francis, Brian .

In: British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 56, No. 6, 2016, p. 1203-1234.

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title = "Is violence increasing or decreasing?: a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations",
abstract = "The fall in the rate of violent crime has stopped. This is a finding of an investigation using the Crime Survey for England and Wales, 1994–2014, and an improved methodology to include the experiences of high-frequency victims. The cap on the number of crimes included has been removed. We prevent overall volatility from rising by using three-year moving averages and regression techniques that take account of all the data points rather than point to point analysis. The difference between our findings and official statistics is driven by violent crime committed against women and by domestic perpetrators. The timing of the turning point in the trajectory of violent crime corresponds with the economic crisis in 2008/09.",
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KW - Crime Survey for England and Wales

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