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Juvenile Victims of Property Crimes (NCJ 184740) December 2000
OJJDP Crimes Against Children Series
12 page(s)
Finkelhor, D., Ormrod, R.
Presents data on juvenile victims of property crimes. Part of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Crimes Against Children Series, the Bulletin describes juveniles' risks for property victimization and the nature of such crimes. Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey and the National Incident-Based Reporting System illustrate that juveniles are at a particularly high risk for victimization through property offenses. In 1997, one in six juveniles ages 12 to 17 was a victim of a property crime—a rate 40 percent higher than the rate for adults. The data also indicate that property crimes against juveniles are seldom reported to the police.