Perceptions of neighborhood crime, 1995
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Perceptions of neighborhood crime, 1995 by Carol J. DeFrances

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • Victims of crimes -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Criminal statistics -- United States,
  • Household surveys -- United States

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Statementby Carol J. DeFrances and Steven K. Smith
SeriesSpecial report, Special report (United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics)
ContributionsSmith, Steven K, United States. Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Physical Object
Pagination10 p. :
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13623099M

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