||How many murders are committed by juvenile offenders in the United States?
||Known juvenile offenders were involved in about 730 murders in the U.S. in 2016, representing about 7% of all known murder offenders.
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- Between 1994 and 2003, the estimated number of murders involving a juvenile offender fell 65%, to its lowest level since at least 1980. However, between 2003 and 2006, the estimated number of juvenile murder offenders increased 32%, then fell 31% through 2016.
- In the 1980s, 25% of the murders involving a juvenile offender also involved an adult offender. This proportion grew to 31% in the 1990s and averaged 41% during the last 10 years.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03105.asp?qaDate=2016.
Released on August 22, 2018.
Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports for the years 1980–2016 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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