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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the age profile of robbery victims vary with offender age?
A: With robbery, a majority of both the victims of juvenile offenders (57%) and the victims of adult offenders (92%) were adults age 18 or older.

Percent of robbery victims by age, within offender category

Victim age
    Offender category   
Any juvenile
offender
Any adult
offender

0 0.0 % 0.0 %
1 0.0   0.0  
2 0.0   0.0  
3 0.0   0.0  
4 0.1   0.0  
5 0.1   0.0  
6 0.2   0.0  
7 0.3   0.0  
8 0.8   0.0  
9 1.2   0.1  
10 1.5   0.1  
11 3.0   0.2  
12 4.0   0.2  
13 5.6   0.4  
14 7.1   0.7  
15 6.5   1.4  
16 6.6   2.1  
17 6.0   3.2  
18 4.7   4.3  
19 3.8   4.4  
20 3.7   4.1  
21 2.2   3.8  
22 2.0   3.5  
23 1.7   3.1  
24 1.4   2.9  
25 1.6   2.9  
26 1.6   2.8  
27 1.4   2.8  
28 1.0   2.6  
29 1.0   2.3  
30 1.1   2.5  
31 1.2   2.2  
32 1.5   2.5  
33 1.0   2.3  
34 1.5   2.1  
35 1.2   2.5  
36 1.4   2.3  
37 1.1   2.3  
38 1.5   2.0  
39 1.2   2.0  
40 1.2   2.0  
41 1.2   1.8  
42 1.1   2.0  
43 1.0   1.6  
44 0.9   1.6  
45 0.9   1.5  
46 0.6   1.1  
47 0.7   1.2  
48 0.7   1.2  
49 0.6   1.0  
50 1.1   1.2  
51 0.6   0.9  
52 0.6   0.8  
53 0.5   0.7  
54 0.5   0.7  
55 0.5   0.8  
56 0.2   0.5  
57 0.4   0.6  
58 0.3   0.6  
59 0.2   0.4  
60 0.2   0.5  
61 0.2   0.4  
62 0.2   0.4  
63 0.2   0.3  
64 0.2   0.4  
65 0.2   0.5  

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  • Robbery victims of juvenile offenders were younger than the robbery victims of adult offenders, but a majority were adults over age 18, in contrast to the victims of aggravated, simple, or sexual assault with juvenile offenders.
  • Among those victimized in violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders, approximately 4% were victims of robbery.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02604.asp?qaDate=20050531. Released on May 31, 2005.

Adapted from McCurley, C., and Snyder, H. (2004). Victims of Violent Juvenile Crime. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2000). National Incident-Based Reporting System Master Files for the years 1997 and 1998 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

 

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