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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: In which States do juvenile suicide victims outnumber juvenile homicide victims?
A: Between 1990 and 2010, juvenile suicide victims outnumbered juvenile homicide victims in 27 states.
Juvenile (ages 7-17) suicide rates by State, 1990-2010

Juvenile (ages 7-17) suicide rates by State, 1990-2010

Notes: *The suicide rate is the average annual number of suicides of youth ages 717 divided by the average annual population of youth ages 717 (in millions). The suicide/homicide ratio is the total number of suicides of youth ages 717 divided by the total number of homicides of youth ages 717. A ratio of more than 1.0 indicates that the number of suicides was greater than the number of homicides.

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  • Juveniles (ages 7-17) in South Dakota were more than eight times as likely to be a victim of suicide than to be a victim of homicide between 1990 and 2010; juveniles in the District of Columbia were 21 times as likely to be a victim of homicide than to be a victim of suicide over the same time period.
  • Suicide rates varied largely by State between 1990 and 2010. The suicide rate was highest in Alaska (84.3 suicides per million persons ages 7-17) and lowest in New Jersey (11.9 suicides per million persons ages 7-17).

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02704.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on August 05, 2013.

Data source: Office of Statistics and Programming, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC. (2013). WISQARS (Web-Based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System) [interactive database system]. Online. Available: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/wisqars/index.html

 

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