|Violent Crime Victimization
||What proportion of juveniles are killed with a firearm?
||More than half (54%) of all juveniles murdered in 2016 were killed with a firearm.
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- Older juveniles are more likely to be killed by a firearm than younger juveniles. Between 1980 and 2016, about 4 of every 5 (79%) murder victims ages 15–17 were killed with a firearm, compared with 1 of every 10 (10%) murder victims ages 0–5.
- In 2016, firearms were used in 23% of the murders of juveniles under age 12 but in 83% of the murders of juveniles ages 12–17.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02314.asp?qaDate=2016.
Released on August 22, 2018.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C., Chamberlin, G. and Kang, W. (2018). 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 1980–2016 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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