|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does the time of day pattern for violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed?
||The afterschool peak in juvenile victimizations is found in serious violent crimes as well as simple assaults.
Note: Serious violent crime includes the crimes of murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
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- The daily timing of serious violent crimes differed for juvenile and adult victims. Serious violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked between 3 and 4 p.m., fell to a lower level in the early evening hours, and declined substantially after 9 p.m.
- The peak between 9 p.m. and midnight in adult victimizations is found in serious violent crimes as well as simple assaults.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02803.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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