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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary on school days and nonschool days?
A: Based on violent crimes reported to law enforcement, juveniles were more likely to be victimized between 3 and 4 p.m. on school days than in the same period on nonschool days.
Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile robbery victims

Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile aggravated assault victims

Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile sexual assault victims

Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Sexual assaults with juvenile victims followed a similar pattern on school and nonschool days, marked by mealtime peaks on both days. Unlike the timing of other violent crimes, sexual assaults exhibit a noon peak.
  • Time-of-day patterns of robberies with juvenile victims increase steadily on nonschool days, reaching a peak between 9 and 10 p.m. On school days, however, robberies involving juvenile victims show an afterschool peak.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02801.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on April 24, 2014.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System Extract Files for 2009 and 2010 [Computer files]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].

 

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