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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary by the victim's relationship to the offender?
A: For juvenile victims of robbery and aggravated assault, crimes by acquaintances peak in the hour after school, while crimes by strangers peak around 9 p.m.
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 by acquaintances or family members are most common at 8 a.m. and noon (i.e., mealtimes) and in the hour after school.
  • Unlike robbery offenders, sexual assault and aggravated assault offenders who are strangers to their juvenile victims are far less common than offenders who are acquaintances or family members.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02802.asp?qaDate=2008. Released on December 21, 2010.

Adapted from Snyder, H. & Sickmund, M. (2006). Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, Chapter 2. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2008: Extract Files [Computer file]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-13.

 

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