Violence-related Injury Data in England and Wales: An Alternative Data Source on Violence

Vaseekaran Sivarajasingam, Jonathan P. Shepherd, Kent Matthews, Sally Jones

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Abstract

This research note draws attention to an alternative source of data on violence in England and Wales obtained from A & E departments. The data is monthly frequency, classified by gender and age. The advantage of A&E data is that case identification depends not on the perception that a crime has been committed, but on the presence of injury deemed to require medical treatment. We examine the incidence of violent injury by gender and health region and find that the statistics are consisent with BCS estimates of overall violence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Criminology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Social Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Law

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