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Document ID (ISN)111553
CIS number 11-0295
ISSN - Serial title 0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wheeler K., Zhao W., Kelleher K., Stallones L., Xiang H.
Title Immigrants as crime victims: Experiences of personal nonfatal victimization
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.53, p.435-442. Illus. 26 ref.
Abstract Immigrants to the United States are disproportionately victims of homicide mortality in and outside the workplace. Examining their experiences with nonfatal victimization may be helpful in understanding immigrant vulnerability to violence. This study compared the annual prevalence of nonfatal personal victimization experienced by immigrants and adults born in the United States by socio-demographics, employment, occupation, industry, smoking, and alcohol and drug use. It was found that the prevalence of victimization among immigrants was comparable to that of adults born in the United States. Employment status, industry or occupations were not significant risk factors for becoming victims of violence.
Descriptors (primary) USA; migrant workers; violence; frequency rates
Descriptors (secondary) comparative study; statistical evaluation; risk factors; social aspects
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism