Presentation on theme: "Sociology Study by Bragg, Young, Slaney & Passmore (Passmore et al) VICTIMS OF CRIME."— Presentation transcript:
Sociology Study by Bragg, Young, Slaney & Passmore (Passmore et al) VICTIMS OF CRIME
To investigate which gender is most likely to be a victim of crime. Our Aim
We predict that females are more likely to be a victim of crime. Our Hypothesis
We looked at official statistical data from previous years and found the following trends: -Men are victims of violent crime more often than women. -Women are more likely to be victims of domestic abuse. (“vulnerable”, “weaker”) -In the following table men are higher than women in everything except for domestic abuse. Background Research This general trend goes against our hypothesis
1.Created a short questionnaire for people aged over 16 to fill in, from this we found which people (Male/ Female, Old/young) are victims of some certain crimes. 2.We handed out these questionnaires to students in the school and also the wider community. What we did..
This bar chart shows that women in the age brackets of: 16 – 24 35 – 44 55 – 64 Were victims of crime more than the males in these age brackets. However in the age bracket of 45 – 54, both males and females were equal victims of crime. Also in the age bracket of 25 – 34 males were victims of crime more than females.
This pie chart shows that crimes females are most victims of are: Robbery and theft Car theft Accident not their fault
Also shown within this pie chart: 1 female said they had been a victim of sexual assault No females said they had been a victim of domestic abuse
The fact that no respondents said they had been a victim to domestic abuse, suggests that our study may not be very valid due to people feeling uncomfortable about revealing this information. That being said It may also be that none of our respondents had been abused domestically.
Overall our results support our hypothesis that females are victims of crime more often than males. This also contradicts the background research we did. Our hypothesis