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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2014

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,United Nations

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/glotip/GLOTIP_2014_full_report.pdf

Claims that one out of three trafficking victims is a child, probably a female child.  Describes reasons for trafficking, regional flows, and poor law enforcement which results in few arrests or convictions.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School: Report of the Office of the Child Advocate

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Guns,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

http://www.ct.gov/oca/lib/oca/sandyhook11212014.pdf

State report on the educational, physical, and mental health issues of Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, with recommendations for improving community health services to prevent such future tragedies.  From the Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate

 

Household Poverty and Nonfatal Violent Victimization, 2008-2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=5137

Examines the violent victimization experiences of people living in households at various levels of poverty, focusing on type of violence, victim’s race or Hispanic origin, and location of residence. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence: Ending Violence So Children Can Thrive

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Headlines,Native Americans

https://edit.justice.gov/sites/default/files/defendingchildhood/pages/attachments/2014/11/18/finalaianreport.pdf

States that American Indian and Alaska Native children experience posttraumatic stress disorder at the same rate as veterans returning from Middle East service; presents recommendations for preventing exposure to violence and mitigating the negative effects of such past exposure.  From the Justice Department

 

Crime in England and Wales, Year Ending June 2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Great Britain,Statistics

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/dcp171778_380538.pdf

Reports on the incidence and types of crimes in England and Wales over the past year.  From the Office for National Statistics

 

Crimes Against the Elderly, 2003-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cae0313.pdf

Finds that older people experience lower rates of nonfatal violent crime and property crime than do persons of other age ranges.  Also covers incidence of identity theft by age ranges.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Trafficking in Human Beings

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues,Statistics

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-is-new/news/news/docs/20141017_working_paper_on_statistics_on_trafficking_in_human_beings_en.pdf

Second working paper on trafficking in human beings in Europe.  Includes detailed statistics on victims by country and demographic characteristics.  From Eurostat

 

Trafficking in Human Beings 2010-2014: Eradicating the Slave Trade

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,European Union,Labor/Employment,Sex Issues

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-14-1164_en.pdf

Press release about efforts in the European Union to end human trafficking.  Includes links to a report on the 2012-2016 EU strategy and a statistical report for the 2010-2012 period.  From the European Commission

 

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