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Juveniles as Offenders
Comparing Adult & Juvenile Offenders
Q: Does the time of day for violent crime with a firearm vary for adults and juveniles?
A: The time patterns of violent crime involving the use of a firearm are similar for juvenile and adult offenders.
Time of day profiles for violent crimes committed with a firearm

Note: Violent crimes include murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Juvenile and adult offenders are most likely to commit a violent crime with a firearm between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Over one-quarter (28%) of all violent crime committed by juvenile offenders involving the use of a firearm occurs between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. For adult offenders, 25% of violent crimes involving the use of a firearm occur between 9 p.m. and 12 p.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03403.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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