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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary by the victim's relationship to the offender?
A: For juvenile victims of violence, crimes by acquaintances peak in the hour after school, while crimes by strangers peak between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Violence includes murder, rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault.

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  • Aggravated assaults by acquaintances also peaked in the hour at the end of the school day (3 p.m.) and again at 8 p.m.
  • Sexual assaults by acquaintances or family members are most common at 8 a.m. and noon (i.e., mealtimes) and in the hour after school.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02802.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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