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Homicidal poisoning in the United States: an analysis of the Uniform Crime Reports from 1980 through 1989.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8947351     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed analyses of data on 292 homicides by poisoning in the United States. The data from the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) 1980 through 1989, involved cases of one poisoned victim and one poisoning offender. Demographic factors analyzed for each victim and offender include age, gender, race, relationship of victim to offender, major category of poison, month, year, geographic location, and crime classification. The goal of this study is to identify homicidal poisoner demographics that could assist forensic scientists and law enforcement personnel in their criminal investigations and to serve as the foundation for a more formal investigative analysis of this kind of subtle killer.
A E Westveer; J H Trestrail; A J Pinizzotto
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-08     Completed Date:  1997-04-08     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Behavioral Science Unit, FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia 22135, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenic Poisoning
Continental Population Groups
Coroners and Medical Examiners
Crime Victims / statistics & numerical data*
Homicide / statistics & numerical data*
Poisoning / epidemiology*
Sex Factors
Social Control, Formal
United States / epidemiology

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