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Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Among victims of violent juvenile offenders, is any age group especially likely to face multiple offenders?
A: Teenagers were especially likely to encounter multiple juvenile offenders.
Percent of victims of juvenile offenders by offender category, within victim age


Note: Non-fatal violent offenses include sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.

  • About one-fourth of non-fatal violence victims between the ages of 13 and 15 encountered multiple juvenile offenders.
  • About one-third of juveniles who were victims of juvenile violent crime faced either multiple juvenile offenders or juveniles acting with adults.
  • Young adults were especially likely to be victimized by juvenile offenders acting with adult offenders.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02608.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.