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School Crime Victimization
Q: How does juvenile violent crime victimization vary between school days and nonschool days?
A: Rates of violent victimization for juveniles were higher for school days than nonschool days.
Note: Violent victimizations include the crimes of murder, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 37 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 (16.8%) of all violent crimes with juvenile victims occurs between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on school days.
  • Juveniles were twice as likely to be victimized between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on school days than in the same time period on nonschool days (i.e., weekends and the summer months).
  • On school days, juveniles were twice as likely to be violently victimized in the 4 hours between 3 and 7 p.m. than they were in the 4 hours between 8 p.m. and midnight.
  • The risk of violent juvenile victimization was greater in the 4 hours after school than the 8 p.m.-to-midnight period on nonschool days.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02203.asp?qaDate=2016. Released on October 22, 2018.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System Extract Files for 2016 [Computer files]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor].