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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: When is violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles most likely to occur?
A: The violent victimization of juveniles was greatest between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., while adult victimizations were most common between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Victimizations per 1,000 victims within age group

Time Violent crime
Under 18
Violent crime
18 and older
Robbery
Under 18
Robbery
18 and older
Aggravated assault
Under 18
Aggravated assault
18 and older
6AM 10.1 15.1 11.7 17.3 11.9 15.0
7AM 26.3 18.4 16.8 14.5 21.8 17.0
8AM 48.7 25.2 11.8 16.5 30.3 22.6
9AM 38.6 28.3 18.6 24.0 26.6 25.1
10AM 41.3 33.1 16.5 28.4 30.8 29.9
11AM 47.7 36.5 23.3 30.2 37.3 33.1
12PM 73.0 41.2 30.6 33.3 51.7 38.7
1PM 51.9 38.6 36.8 34.7 39.1 36.4
2PM 65.3 41.2 51.2 37.8 50.0 38.7
3PM 82.8 45.0 72.6 39.4 70.8 43.3
4PM 70.0 49.5 82.0 39.4 62.2 48.2
5PM 61.8 53.1 71.2 43.1 66.0 51.2
6PM 61.7 57.5 78.0 48.6 70.4 56.7
7PM 58.7 60.0 79.7 55.1 67.5 58.4
8PM 59.0 64.0 85.4 67.8 73.2 64.0
9PM 52.5 65.4 91.9 77.6 65.7 65.4
10PM 41.9 64.1 69.7 73.6 54.3 65.9
11PM 30.4 57.8 43.8 66.2 44.4 60.2
12AM 24.1 53.2 35.4 61.0 36.2 57.2
1AM 17.7 48.7 27.0 55.7 27.9 54.1
2AM 13.1 41.0 19.2 49.6 22.0 47.1
3AM 10.0 28.8 13.6 37.0 16.5 33.3
4AM 7.3 19.5 7.0 26.6 12.3 22.7
5AM 6.5 15.0 6.2 22.4 11.0 15.9

Note: Violent crimes include murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 37 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • The daily timing of violent crimes differed for juvenile and adult victims. The number of violent crimes with adult victims increased hourly from morning through the evening hours, peaking between 9 p.m. and midnight.
  • In contrast, violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., fell to a lower level in the early evening, and declined substantially after 9 p.m.
  • Robbery victimizations for persons under age 18 and adult victims ages 18 peaked 9 p.m.
  • Aggravated assault victimizations of juveniles remained relatively high from 3 p.m. through 9 p.m., while adult victimizations climbed throughout the day, reaching a peak at 10 p.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02602.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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