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Juveniles as Offenders
Comparing Adult & Juvenile Offenders
Q: Does the time of day for violent crime offending by adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed?
A: The temporal patterns for robbery, aggravated assault, and sexual assault vary for juvenile and adult offenders.
Violent crime time-of-day profile by offender age and offense (Robbery)

Violent crime time-of-day profile by offender age and offense (Aggravated assault)

Violent crime time-of-day profile by offender age and offense (Sexual assault)

Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Analyses of the FBI National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data for recent years indicate that robbery and aggravated assault incidents peak in the late evening hours for adults while sexual assault incidents peak around noon and again in the late evening.
  • Aggravated assaults by juvenile offenders are most common around 3 p.m. and sexual assaults by juveniles are most common at 8 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
  • Unlike the other violent crimes, the daily timing of robberies by juvenile offenders is similar to adult patterns, peaking in the late evening hours.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03402.asp?qaDate=2008. Released on December 21, 2010.

Adapted from Snyder, H. & Sickmund, M. (2006). Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, Chapter 3. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2008: Extract Files [Computer file]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-13.

 

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