|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does the age profile of aggravated assault victims vary with offender age?
||Aggravated assault victims of juvenile offenders were more likely to be juveniles themselves than were the victims of adult offenders.
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- Fifty-four percent (54%) of the aggravated assault victims of juvenile offenders were under age 18, in contrast to 12% of the victims of adult offenders.
- Among those victimized in violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders, approximately 21% were victims of aggravated assault.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02605.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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