||What proportion of homicides committed by juveniles involve multiple offenders?
||About half of the number of homicides committed by known juvenile offenders in 2012 involved multiple offenders.
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- Between 1980 and 2012, the estimated proportion of murders involving a juvenile offender acting alone gradually declined, from 66% in the 1980s, to 59% in the 1990s, to 51% in the last 10 years. Comparatively, the proportion of murders committed by juveniles and adults increased from 25% in the 1980s to 39% in the last 10 years.
- Between 1993 and 2012, murders by juveniles acting alone fell 76%, murders involving multiple juvenile offenders fell 80%, and murders committed by juveniles and adults declined 59%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03106.asp?qaDate=2012.
Released on December 16, 2014.
Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports for the years 1980–2012 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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