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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Are there age differences between the victims of juvenile non-fatal violence and the victims of adult non-fatal violence?
A: Yes--most victims of violent juvenile offenders were themselves juveniles, and most victims of violent adult offenders were age 18 or older.
Note: Non-fatal violent offenses include sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.
Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Fifty-seven percent (57%) of juvenile offenders' violent crime victims were under age 18, compared to 11% of adult offenders' victims.
  • Because 78% of all victims of violent crime were victimized by adult offenders, the age profiles for all victims and for victims of adult offenders were very similar.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02603.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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