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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to commonly asked questions about youth victimization. Here you will find information on child abuse and neglect, crimes that take place at school, and murders and sexual assaults of youth. You will also find trends in rates of violent crime against youth and comparisons between youth and adult victims.

Child Maltreatment

  • What are the different types of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • What are the characteristics of child maltreatment victims? [Answer]
  • How has the number of children who received a response from child protective services changed? [Answer]
  • What is the trend in the child maltreatment victimization rate? [Answer]
  • What is the age profile of child maltreatment victims? [Answer]
  • Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by the race/ethnicity of the victim? [Answer]
  • What is the most common form of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • What are the characteristics of fatality victims of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by State? [Answer]
  • Who perpetrates childhood maltreatment? [Answer]

School Crime Victimization

  • Are students safer at school or away from school? [Answer]
  • What is the most common school crime? [Answer]
  • Does youth violent crime victimization vary between school days and nonschool days? [Answer]
  • How many youth are killed at school? [Answer]

Violent Crime Victimization

Homicide

  • How many youth are victims of murder in the United States? [Answer]
  • Where in the United States do youth homicides occur? [Answer]
  • Does youth homicide victimization vary by age? [Answer]
  • Does youth homicide victimization vary by sex? [Answer]
  • Does youth homicide victimization vary by sex and age? [Answer]
  • Does youth homicide victimization vary by race? [Answer]
  • Has the number of youth killed with a firearm changed since 1980? [Answer]
  • Does firearm use in youth homicide victimization vary by age? [Answer]
  • What proportion of youth are killed with a firearm? [Answer]
  • Does firearm use in youth homicide victimization vary by race? [Answer]
  • How does the type of weapon used vary with victim age in homicide cases? [Answer]
  • How does the victim-offender relationship vary with victim age in homicide cases? [Answer]

Suicide

  • Do suicide-related behaviors of high school students vary by demographics? [Answer]
  • What are the trends in suicide-related behaviors among high school students? [Answer]
  • How do the number of youth suicide victims compare to the number of youth homicide victims? [Answer]
  • Do the number of suicide and homicide victims vary by sex? [Answer]
  • Do the number of suicide and homicide victims vary by race/ethnicity? [Answer]
  • Does the age profile of suicide victims differ from homicide victims? [Answer]
  • Does the suicide victimization rate vary by gender or race/ethnicity? [Answer]
  • Has the method of suicide changed over time? [Answer]
  • Does the method of suicide vary by gender? [Answer]
  • In which States do youth suicide victims outnumber youth homicide victims? [Answer]

Sexual assault

  • Does dating violence victimization reported by high school students vary by demographics? [Answer]
  • What are the trends in dating violence victimization reported by high school students? [Answer]
  • How does offender age vary with victim age in sexual assault? [Answer]
  • How does sexual assault victimization vary by time of day? [Answer]
  • Does the age profile of sexual assault victims vary with offender age? [Answer]
  • Does the victim-offender relationship vary with the age of the victim or the age of the offender in sexual assault victimization of youth? [Answer]

Time of day

  • Does the time of day pattern of youth victimization vary on school days and nonschool days? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern of youth victimization vary by the victim's relationship to the offender? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern for violent crime victimization of youth and adults vary by offense? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern for victims of family violence vary by the age of the victim? [Answer]

Trends in Violent Crime Victimization

  • What are the trends in serious violent crime victimization of youth? [Answer]
  • What are the characteristics of violent crimes against youth? [Answer]
  • How do the trends in serious violent crime victimization of youth vary by offense? [Answer]

Comparing Adult & Youth Victims

  • Are youth more or less likely than adults to be victims of serious violent crime? [Answer]
  • When is violent crime victimization of adults and youth most likely to occur? [Answer]
  • Are there age differences between the victims of youth non-fatal violence and the victims of adult non-fatal violence? [Answer]
  • How does victim age vary with offender age in robbery? [Answer]
  • How does victim age vary with offender age in aggravated assault? [Answer]
  • How does victim age vary with offender age in simple assault? [Answer]
  • How does the offender profile vary for youth and adult victims of violence? [Answer]
  • Among victims of violent crime, is any age group more likely than others to be victimized with a firearm present? [Answer]
  • Does the victim-offender relationship vary by victim age for violent crime? [Answer]

 

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