The 2007 National Index

of Violence and Harm

 

released December 18, 2007 ─


 
a project of the Manchester College Peace Studies Institute

and the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility


News Releases

Decade-long trend of lessening violence and harm in the U.S. stalls.  Ten-year increase in harm to the poor continues  (December 18, 2007 - PDF)

Last decade sees closing poverty gap between minorities and whites, young and old, women and men.  Large income gap between poor and rich persists.  (November 15, 2007 - PDF)

 

The National Index of Violence and Harm (NIVAH) was developed in 2000 by a team of researchers at Manchester College.  The goals of this project are to quantify levels of violence and harm done to people in the United States and identify trends over time.  The initial version of the Index, spanning  the years 1995-98, was released in December, 2000.  The following links provide details on the construction of the Index and findings from the 2007 release (covering the period 1995-2005).

 

All items associated with the Index are copyrighted by the Manchester College Peace Studies Institute and the  Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility .  We encourage wide dissemination of these materials but request that permission be sought for anything more than personal use and that appropriate acknowledgment be given.  We would also appreciate being informed of how others use the Index in their own research, academic and advocacy work.  The Index graphic is available for use by media outlets with acknowledgment of the source.

The Index was originally developed by the following team, coordinated by Neil Wollman.

For more information about the Index contact Neil Wollman at nwollman@bentley.edu or 260-568-0116.  You may also be interested in looking at other projects of the Peace Studies Institute and the Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility.

This page maintained by Jim Brumbaugh-Smith - last updated on 12/26/07