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Trends in Juvenile Violent Offending From 1980 to 1998: The NCVS Perspective (NCJ 191052) October 2002
20 page(s)
Lynch, J. P.
Presents information on trends in juvenile violent offending over the past two decades, based on data collected from the victims of those offenses by the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). Unlike the data derived from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, which drive traditional assessments, the information provided by NCVS is not limited to cases that come to the attention of local law enforcement officials. This Bulletin suggests that examining information from a variety of sources about a range of activities related to juvenile offending will assist efforts to prevent and intervene in such delinquency.