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Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the age profile of simple assault victims vary with offender age?
A: Simple assault victims of juvenile offenders were about five times more likely to be under age 18 than were the victims of adult offenders.
Percent of simple assault victims by age, within offender category

  • Sixty-one percent (61%) of the simple assault victims of juvenile offenders were under age 18, compared to 12% of the simple assault victims of adult offenders.
  • Among those victimized in violent crimes committed by juvenile offenders, approximately 67% were victims of simple assault.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02606.asp?qaDate=20050531. Released on May 31, 2005.

Adapted from McCurley, C., and Snyder, H. (2004). Victims of Violent Juvenile Crime. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Federal Bureau of Investigation. (2000). National Incident-Based Reporting System Master Files for the years 1997 and 1998 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.