Police Reporting by Sexual Assault Victims in Western and in Non-Western Countries

Chon, Don
November 2014
Journal of Family Violence;Nov2014, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p859
Academic Journal
The current research had the primary goal of investigating the difference in police reporting patterns by sexual assault victims in Western and in non-Western countries. The data for the present study were obtained from the International Crime Victimization Survey. The present work found a significant difference in police reporting behavior by sexual assault victims in Western and in non-Western countries. Gender, urban residency, and the number of offenders were important factors for victims in non-Western countries, but not for those in Western countries. On the other hand, a victim's prior relationship with his or her offender and family income level were significantly related to police reports in Western countries, but not in non-Western countries.


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