|Violent Crime Victimization
||What proportion of juveniles are killed with a firearm?
||Half (50%) of all juveniles murdered in 2012 were killed with a firearm.
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- Older juveniles are more likely to be killed by a firearm than younger juveniles. Between 1980 and 2012, at least 3 of every 4 (79%) murder victims ages 15–17 were killed with a firearm, compared with 1 of every 10 (10%) murder victims ages 0–5.
- In 2012, firearms were used in 18% of the murders of juveniles under age 12 but in 75% of the murders of juveniles ages 12–17.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02314.asp?qaDate=2012.
Released on December 16, 2014.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C., Chamberlin, G. and Kang, W. (2014). Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports: 1980-2012
. Available on-line at: http://ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezashr/
Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports
for the years 1980–2012 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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