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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: How does offender age vary with victim age in sexual assault?
A: Young juveniles (under the age of 12) are most likely to be sexually assaulted by persons under age 18.
Sexual assault offender age profiles by victim age

Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Older juveniles (ages 12 to 17) are nearly as likely to be sexually assaulted by young adults (ages 18 to 24) as by persons under age 18.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02401.asp?qaDate=2008. Released on December 21, 2010.

Adapted from Snyder, H. & Sickmund, M. (2006). Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, Chapter 2. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2008: Extract Files [Computer file]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-13.

 

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