|Violent Crime Victimization
||How does sexual assault victimization vary by time of day?
||Sexual assaults of juveniles peak at 8 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. while assaults of persons age 18 and older peak in the late evening hours.
Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
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- Although sexual assaults of adults remain fairly constant through the afternoon, the number of incidents begins to increase in the evening and continues to rise until its peak at 2 a.m.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02402.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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