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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Among victims of juvenile violent crime, is any age group more likely than others to be victimized by armed offenders?
A: Young adult victims of juvenile violent crime were more likely than other victims to face an armed offender.
Percent of victims of armed offenders, within offender category

Note: Violent offenses include sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault.

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  • About one-third of 23-year-old victims of violent juvenile crime faced an armed offender, compared with about one-fifth of those victimized by adults.
  • Gun crimes involving juvenile offenders constituted 20% of all gun crime.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02609.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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