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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: How does sexual assault victimization vary by time of day?
A: Sexual assaults of juveniles peak at 8 a.m. and noon while sexual assaults of persons age 18 and older peak in the late evening hours.
Note: Sexual assault includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling.
Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Although sexual assaults of adults remain fairly constant through the afternoon, the number of incidents begins to increase in the evening and continues to rise until its peak at 2 a.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02402.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].

 

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