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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Where in the United States do juvenile homicides occur?
A: About 1 in 7 reported murders of juveniles (ages 0 to 17) in 2019 occurred in just 5 of the Nation's more than 3,000 counties.
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  • The major cities in these five counties (beginning with the city in the county with the most juvenile homicide victims) are Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Dallas, and Houston. Note that no data were reported for Florida and Alabama.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02305.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on November 16, 2020.

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports for 2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.


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