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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary on school days and nonschool days?
A: Based on violent crimes known to law enforcement, juveniles were more likely to be victimized between 3 and 4 p.m. on school days than in the same period on nonschool days.
Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • While the hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m on school days was the peak time for violent crime victimization of youth, the risk of victimization was also relatively high at 8 a.m. and noon on school and nonschool days. The risk of aggravated assault victimization followed a similar pattern.
  • The temporal pattern of sexual assaults with juvenile victims followed a was similar school and nonschool days, marked by mealtime peaks on both days. Unlike the timing of aggravated assault, sexual assaults exhibit a noon peak.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02801.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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