|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does the time of day pattern for violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed?
||Serious violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked at noon and 3 p.m.; for adult victims, serious violent crime increased throughout the day, peaking around 10 p.m.
Note: Serious violent crime includes murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 38 states and the District of Columbia.
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- The daily timing of serious violent crimes differed for juvenile and adult victims. Serious violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked between 3 and 4 p.m., fell to a lower level in the early evening hours, and declined substantially after 9 p.m.
- The peak between 9 p.m. and midnight in adult victimizations is found in serious violent crimes as well as simple assaults.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02803.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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