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Characteristics of Victim

Most serious offense against victim
This variable indicates the type of crime committed during an incident. In a case where there were multiple offenses against a victim, the following hierarchy was applied for selecting the most serious offense (Murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; Kidnapping/abduction; Forcible rape; Forcible sodomy; Sexual assault with an object; Forcible fondling; Robbery; Aggravated assault; Simple assault; and Intimidation).