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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 2011 occurred in just 5 of the Nation's more than 3,000 counties.
Geographical distribution of juvenile homicide, 2011

  • The major cities in these five counties (beginning with the city in the county with the most murdered juveniles) are Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Houston, and Philadelphia. Note that no data were reported for Florida and Alabama, and many of the individual counties in other States underreported.
  • In 2011, about 87% of the more than 3,100 counties in the U.S. had no reported murders of juveniles, 7% had one, and 6% had two or more.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02305.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on August 05, 2013.

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports for the years 19802011 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.


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