|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does firearm use in juvenile homicide victimization vary by age?
||Older juveniles are considerably more likely to be killed with a firearm than are younger juveniles.
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- Between 1980 and 2010, at least 3 of every 4 murder victims ages 15–17 were killed with a firearm, while about 1 of every 10 murder victims under age 6 were killed with a firearm.
- The youngest juvenile victims (under age 6) were more likely to be killed by personal weapons than by a firearm. In 2010, 45% of murder victims under age 6 were killed by offenders using their hands, fist, or feet.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02308.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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