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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to commonly asked questions about juvenile offending. Here you will find information on juvenile homicide offending, time-of-day patterns for juvenile violent offending, trends in the rate of serious violent offending by juveniles, and comparisons between juvenile and adult offenders. You will also find information on self-reported offending behavior, based on the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.

Homicide

  • How many murders are committed by juvenile offenders in the United States? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does juvenile homicide offending vary by age? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does juvenile homicide offending vary by sex? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does juvenile homicide offending vary by race? [Answer] updated icon
  • What are the trends in homicides committed by juveniles involving firearms? [Answer] updated icon
  • What proportion of homicides committed by juveniles involve multiple offenders? [Answer] updated icon
  • What are the trends in victim-offender relationships for juvenile homicide offending? [Answer] updated icon

Other Violent Crime

  • What are the trends in serious violent crime offending by juveniles? [Answer]
  • What proportion of violent crimes are committed by juveniles? [Answer]

Time of Day

  • When are juveniles most likely to commit violent crime? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern for juvenile violent offending on school days and nonschool days vary by the type of offense? [Answer]
  • When are juveniles most likely to commit violent crime which involves the use of a firearm? [Answer]
  • When are juveniles most likely to commit violent crime which results in injury? [Answer]

Comparing Adult & Juvenile Offenders

  • What time of day are adults and juveniles most likely to commit violent crimes? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day for violent crime offending by adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day for violent crime with a firearm vary for adults and juveniles? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day for violent crime that results in injury vary for adults and juveniles? [Answer]

Offender Self-reporting

  • What is the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth? [Answer]
  • What are current findings of the 1997 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth? [Answer]
  • Why is the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth a valuable research tool? [Answer]

 

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