|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does firearm use in juvenile homicide victimization vary by age?
||Older juveniles are considerably more likely to be killed with a firearm than are younger juveniles.
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- Since the late 1980s, about 4 of every 5 murder victims ages 15–17 were killed with a firearm, while about 1 of every 10 murder victims under age 6 were killed with a firearm.
- The youngest juvenile victims (under age 6) were more likely to be killed by personal weapons than by a firearm. In 2019, 36% of murder victims under age 6 were killed by offenders using their hands, fist, or feet.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02308.asp?qaDate=2019.
Released on November 16, 2020.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C., Chamberlin, G. and Kang, W. (2020). Easy Access to the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports
. Available on-line at: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezashr/
Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports
for the years 1980–2019 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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