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STATEWIDE WEB SURVEY: FINAL RESULTS CENTER FOR SURVEY RESEARCH PENN STATE HARRISBURG 2013 PCCD Victim Services Needs Assessment.

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1 STATEWIDE WEB SURVEY: FINAL RESULTS CENTER FOR SURVEY RESEARCH PENN STATE HARRISBURG 2013 PCCD Victim Services Needs Assessment

2 Methodology and Project Statistics Supplemented the phone survey data, but analyzed separately 95 completed web surveys; respondents included: Adults who experienced a crime as an adult Adults who experienced a crime as an adolescent Adults answering the survey on behalf of another victim Results are NOT generalizeable to the population Gathered information on: Crime experiences Resources and types of individuals/organizations used after victimization Unmet needs Effects of victimization

3 Demographic Profile: Identified Victims Age: years, average age of 42.8 years Generally, not diverse: Most were white (82.1%; n=78) Non-Hispanic (95.5%; n=85) Born in the U.S. (98.9%; n=90) 30.8% (n=28) were disabled

4 All Crime Experiences by Identified Victims Ranged from 1-16 crimes, with an average of 2.97 crimes/respondent Most (56.8%; n=54) reported that the identified victim experienced 2 or more crimes 43.2% (n=41) of identified victims experienced 1 crime Type of Crime(s) Experienced Interpersonal violent: 62.1%; n= % (n=14) of respondents experienced this as a child Violent: 44.2%; n=42 Property: 42.1%; n=41

5 Crimes Experienced by Identified Victims

6 THE REMAINDER OF THE SURVEY QUESTIONS WERE ASKED IN REFERENCE TO THE CRIME WITH THE MOST IMPACT Crime with the Most Impact

7 Crime with the Most Impact by Type of Crime

8 Crime with the Most Impact

9 Offender(s) When specifying the relationship with the offender(s), respondents most often selected: 1. Male stranger (21.1%; n=20) 2. Male acquaintance, friend, coworker (17.9%; n=17) 3. Ex-boyfriend (13.7%; n=13)

10 Characteristics of the Offender(s) A majority (81.7%; n=76) of respondents noted that one offender was involved with the crime with the most impact. Few (13.3%; n=11) indicated that this crime involved at least one individual who was younger than 18 years of age.

11 Reporting a Crime 62.1% (n=54) reported their crime to the police Reasons for not reporting:

12 Rights as a Crime Victim 43.9% (n=36) indicated that someone informed them of their rights as a crime victim. Individuals/Offices that Informed Respondents of Rights as a Crime Victim

13 Utilization of Types of Assistance: Formal and Informal

14 Satisfaction with Assistance Received: Formal and Informal

15 Reasons for Not Using Informal Sources of Assistance

16 Reasons for Not Using Formal Sources of Assistance

17 Use of Services After Victimization

18 Reasons for Not Using Any Services Following the Victimization Experience The top responses included: 1. I didnt know that services were available/no one told me about them (61.9%; n=13) 2. I didnt understand how to get services (28.6%; n=6) 3. I assumed that I did not qualify for services (28.6%; n=6) 4. I didnt need services (19.0%; n=4) 5. I was afraid to seek services (19.0%; n=4)

19 Unmet Need 38.8% (n=26) of respondents indicated that there were services or assistance needed, but not received following their victimization experience. The most frequently noted responses included: Advocacy (n=3) Counseling/Therapy (n=3) General support (n=3) Financial assistance (n=2) Relocation assistance (n=2) Educational support (n=1) Emotional support (n=1) Help with obtaining food (n=1) Medical assistance (n=1)

20 Questions? Stephanie L. Wehnau Director, Center for Survey Research or

21 Crime Groups Violent CrimesProperty CrimesInterpersonal Violent Crimes AssaultArsonDomestic/Dating violence Hate crimeTheft/LarcenyElder abuse HomicideBurglaryStalking RobberyVandalismRape DUIIdentity theftSexual assault Other crimes (recoded as violent) Fraud, including Internet fraud Other crimes (recoded as interpersonal violent) Other crimes (recoded as property) Return


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