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Offending by Juveniles
Comparing Offending by Adults & Juveniles
Q: Does the time of day for violent crime offending by adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed?
A: The temporal patterns for robbery, aggravated assault, and sexual assault vary for juvenile and adult offenders.
Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Analyses of the FBI National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data indicate that robbery and aggravated assault incidents peak in the late evening hours for adults while sexual assault incidents peak around noon.
  • Aggravated assaults by juvenile offenders are most common around 3 p.m. and sexual assaults by juveniles are most common at 8 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
  • Unlike the other violent crimes, the daily timing of robberies by juvenile offenders is similar to adult patterns, peaking in the late evening hours.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03402.asp?qaDate=2016. Released on October 22, 2018.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System: Extract Files for 2016 [Computer file]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].


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