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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: What proportion of juveniles are killed with a firearm?
A: Nearly half (47%) of all juveniles murdered in 2011 were killed with a firearm.
Proportion of juveniles killed by a firearm, 1980-2011

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  • Older juveniles are more likely to be killed by a firearm than younger juveniles. Between 1980 and 2011, at least 3 of every 4 (79%) murder victims ages 1517 were killed with a firearm, compared with 1 of every 10 (10%) murder victims ages 05.
  • In 2011, firearms were used in 17% of the murders of juveniles under age 12 but in 81% of the murders of juveniles ages 1217.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02314.asp?qaDate=2011. Released on August 05, 2013.

Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Kang, W. (2013). Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports: 1980-2011. Available on-line at: http://ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezashr/.

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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