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Juveniles as Offenders
Comparing Adult & Juvenile Offenders
Q: Does the time of day for violent crime that results in injury vary for adults and juveniles?
A: The time patterns of violent crime that results in injury to the victim by juvenile offenders differs substantially from the adult pattern.
Time of day profiles for violent crimes resulting in injury

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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  • Juveniles are most likely to commit a violent crime that results in injury to the victim during afterschool hours, peaking at 3 p.m.
  • For adult offenders, violent crime resulting in injury to the victim increases hourly from 6 a.m. through the afternoon and evening hours, peaking between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03404.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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