|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does firearm use in juvenile homicide victimization vary by race?
||Firearms were involved in a greater proportion of black juvenile homicides than white, but trends in the proportion of firearm-related homicides were similar for both racial groups.
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- In 2010, a greater percentage of black than white juvenile murder victims were killed with a firearm (63% vs. 36%). In fact, black juvenile homicide victims were more likely to be killed by a firearm than white juvenile victims each year between 1980 and 2010.
- The proportion of black juvenile homicides involving a firearm increased substantially during a 3-year period in the late 1980's.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02307.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on July 31, 2012.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Kang, W. (2012). Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports: 1980-2010
. Available on-line at: http://ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezashr/
Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports
for the years 1980–2010 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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