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Offending by Juveniles
Comparing Offending by Adults & Youth
Q: Does the time of day for violent crime with a firearm vary for adults and youth?
A: The daily timing of violent crime involving the use of a firearm are similar for youth (ages 7-17) and adults (18 and older).
Note: Violent crimes include murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault.
Data are from law enforcement agencies in 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Youth and adults are most likely to commit a violent crime with a firearm between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Nearly one-fourth (24%) of violent crime involving the use of a firearm committed by youth takes place between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. For adults, about one-fifth (21%) of violent crime involving the use of a firearm takes place between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03403.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on April 18, 2022.

Data source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. National Incident-Based Reporting System Master Files for the years 2018 and 2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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