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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Where in the United States do juvenile homicides occur?
A: About 1 in 5 reported murders of juveniles in 2012 occurred in just 5 of the Nation's more than 3,000 counties.
Geographical distribution of juvenile homicide, 2012

  • The major cities in these five counties (beginning with the city in the county with the most murdered juveniles) are Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, and Houston. Note that no data were reported for Florida and Alabama, and many of the individual counties in other States underreported.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02305.asp?qaDate=2012. Released on December 16, 2014.

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports for the years 19802012 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.

 

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