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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed?
A: The afterschool peak in juvenile victimizations is found in serious violent crimes as well as simple assaults.
Victimizations per 1,000 serious violent crime victims in age group

Victimizations per 1,000 simple assault victims in age group

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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