NCVS Analysis of Threats and the Elderly

Erica L. Dinger, University of Maryland at College Park

There has been very little research conducted on threats and the impact they have on those who experience them. This paper utilizes the NCVS data regarding threats in an attempt to answer a three-fold question. First, are threats made in one sweep of the NCVS realized in subsequent sweeps. Second, how do threats effect the routine activities of those threatened and their feelings of fear. Finally, are those age 50 and older more likely to experience threats than others and is their reaction to threats different from others who are threatened. Answers to these questions will be drawn from an investigation of the NCVS from January, 1994 to June, 1995.

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