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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: Serious violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked at noon and 3 p.m.; for adult victims, serious violent crime increased throughout the day, peaking around 10 p.m.

Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile victims within age group

Time
       Serious violent crime        
          Simple assault          
Under 18 18 and older Under 18 18 and older

6AM 10.4 12.8 7.9 12.0
7AM 21.0 12.9 27.3 15.8
8AM 51.0 17.4 40.7 21.8
9AM 36.7 21.2 34.3 25.2
10AM 38.9 25.4 38.8 30.3
11AM 38.3 29.2 49.6 35.1
12PM 70.6 33.8 61.9 39.6
1PM 47.5 32.5 52.6 37.9
2PM 58.4 35.5 74.9 40.2
3PM 71.5 39.2 93.8 43.9
4PM 64.7 42.1 74.3 48.0
5PM 59.9 45.5 65.2 52.8
6PM 60.3 50.4 67.0 56.2
7PM 57.1 55.1 62.8 58.6
8PM 62.3 63.0 62.0 62.8
9PM 55.6 69.1 51.8 64.5
10PM 49.0 72.4 40.7 64.3
11PM 39.2 69.1 30.0 60.7
12AM 32.2 67.2 22.2 59.2
1AM 25.2 65.3 14.4 57.8
2AM 19.8 59.3 11.1 48.8
3AM 14.0 40.2 8.1 31.5
4AM 8.8 24.5 5.2 19.9
5AM 7.8 16.9 3.5 13.2
6AM 10.4 12.8 7.9 12.0

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=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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