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Characteristics of Crimes Against Juveniles (NCJ 179034) June 2000
OJJDP Crimes Against Children Series
12 page(s)
Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R.
Examines data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) on the characteristics of crimes committed against juveniles. Part of the Crimes Against Children series, this OJJDP Bulletin analyses 1997 NIBRS data (collected from 12 States) for such crimes as assault, kidnaping, robbery, and sexual assault. The Bulletin finds that juveniles make up 12 percent of all crime victims known to police, including 71 percent of all sex crime victims and 38 percent of all kidnaping victims. Simple assault is the most commonly reported crime against juveniles.