|Comparing Adult & Juvenile Offenders
||Does the time of day for violent crime that results in injury vary for adults and juveniles?
||The time patterns of violent crime that results in injury to the victim by juvenile offenders differs substantially from the adult pattern.
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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