|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does the age profile of simple assault victims vary with offender age?
||Simple assault victims of juvenile offenders were about five times more likely to be under age 18 than were the victims of adult offenders.
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- Sixty-one percent (61%) of the simple assault victims of juvenile offenders were under age 18, compared to 12% of the simple assault victims of adult offenders.
- Among those victimized in violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders, approximately 67% were victims of simple assault.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02606.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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