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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the age profile of sexual assault victims vary with offender age?
A: A greater proportion of juvenile offenders' sexual assault victims were under age 18 (96%) than were victims of adult offenders (52%).
Note: Sexual assault includes rape, sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and fondling.
Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Compared to the victims of other non-fatal violent offenses committed by juvenile offenders, a disproportionate number of sexual assault victims were younger than age 12 (57%) and relatively large numbers were ages 3 to 5 (16%).
  • Among those victimized in violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders, approximately 13% were victims of sexual assault.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02404.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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