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Reporting Crimes Against Juveniles (NCJ 178887) November 1999
OJJDP Crimes Against Children Series
8 page(s)
Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R.
Presents an analysis of National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) data on reports of crimes against juveniles to police and other authorities (e.g., school officials). The findings presented in this OJJDP Crimes Against Children Series Bulletin indicate that a majority of juvenile victimizations are not being reported to police or any other authority. Even serious victimizations involving weapons and injury are significantly less likely to be reported when they occur to juveniles than when they occur to adults. The Bulletin focuses on the categories of violent crime (rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault) and theft included in NCVS data.