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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Are juveniles the majority of offenders for victims of any particular age?
A: Juveniles were the majority of offenders for violent crime victims ages 8 to 15 only.
Percent of victims by offender category, within victim age

Note: Non-fatal violent offenses include sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.

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  • No more than 14% of victimizations in any age group above 18 were attributable to juvenile offenders.
  • Juvenile offenders acting with adults victimized 3% of all violent crime victims, but 9% of those ages 15-17.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02607.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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