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Old June 5, 2011, 09:51 PM   #61
2damnold4this
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So I will offer instead BJS statistics for 2006, see Table 68, Personal Crimes of Violence. It is the Percent of victimizations in which victims took self-protective measures, by type of crime and victim-offender relationship. All categories showing injury and non-injury indicate the victim was injured more often than not injured.
I'm not getting that from the table 68 you mentioned for 2007. It says that 59.5% of the time someone was a victim of a crime included in the table, they took some sort of protective measure. It then says that 60.2% of the time someone was a victim of a crime included in the table injuries resulted. Since those self protection methods include things such as appeasing the offender, I'm not sure we wan draw any conclusions on the efficacy of self defense from the table.

Am I reading it wrong?
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