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Frequency of serial sexual homicide victimization in Virginia for a ten-year period.
J Forensic Sci. 2004 May; 49(3):529-33.JF

Abstract

The frequency of serial sexual murder has been widely discussed, and estimates of the number of victims in the United States range from 500 to 6000 per year. This study attempted to quantify the number of serial sexual murder victims in Virginia for a ten-year period. Multiple sources of data were utilized, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case files, FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) reports, Virginia State Police ViCAP reports, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and the Virginia Division of Forensic Science DNA database, to effectively cull out all the known serial sexual murder victims for the given time period. Review of these records revealed a total of 28 victims of serial sexual murder, compared with a total of 5183 murder victims for the same ten-year period. The frequency of serial sexual victimization was 0.5% of all homicides for the given period. These results highlight the unusual frequency of serial sexual murder.

Authors+Show Affiliations

National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15171171

Citation

McNamara, James J., and Robert J. Morton. "Frequency of Serial Sexual Homicide Victimization in Virginia for a Ten-year Period." Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 49, no. 3, 2004, pp. 529-33.
McNamara JJ, Morton RJ. Frequency of serial sexual homicide victimization in Virginia for a ten-year period. J Forensic Sci. 2004;49(3):529-33.
McNamara, J. J., & Morton, R. J. (2004). Frequency of serial sexual homicide victimization in Virginia for a ten-year period. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 49(3), 529-33.
McNamara JJ, Morton RJ. Frequency of Serial Sexual Homicide Victimization in Virginia for a Ten-year Period. J Forensic Sci. 2004;49(3):529-33. PubMed PMID: 15171171.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Frequency of serial sexual homicide victimization in Virginia for a ten-year period. AU - McNamara,James J, AU - Morton,Robert J, PY - 2004/6/3/pubmed PY - 2004/7/23/medline PY - 2004/6/3/entrez SP - 529 EP - 33 JF - Journal of forensic sciences JO - J. Forensic Sci. VL - 49 IS - 3 N2 - The frequency of serial sexual murder has been widely discussed, and estimates of the number of victims in the United States range from 500 to 6000 per year. This study attempted to quantify the number of serial sexual murder victims in Virginia for a ten-year period. Multiple sources of data were utilized, including Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) case files, FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) reports, Virginia State Police ViCAP reports, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and the Virginia Division of Forensic Science DNA database, to effectively cull out all the known serial sexual murder victims for the given time period. Review of these records revealed a total of 28 victims of serial sexual murder, compared with a total of 5183 murder victims for the same ten-year period. The frequency of serial sexual victimization was 0.5% of all homicides for the given period. These results highlight the unusual frequency of serial sexual murder. SN - 0022-1198 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15171171/Frequency_of_serial_sexual_homicide_victimization_in_Virginia_for_a_ten_year_period_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7025 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -