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NCJ Number: 249756 Find in a Library
Title: Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13
Author(s): Barbara A. Oudekerk; Rachel E. Morgan
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: July 2016
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF (Full Report)|PDF (Summary)|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Report (Study/Research) ; Statistics; Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), this report identifies victim, incident, and offender characteristics for nonfatal violent offenses committed by adolescents (ages 12-17) acting alone or with co-offenders for the 10-year period of 2004-2013.
Abstract: The violent offenses included in the analysis were simple assault, aggravated assault, robbery, and rape or sexual assault. Adolescent offenders who acted alone or with co-offenders committed 50 nonfatal violent victimizations per 1,000 adolescents. Although composing 10 percent of the U.S. population ages 12 or older during the study period, adolescents committed 22 percent of all nonfatal violent offenses. In the adolescent violent victimizations committed with co-offenders, the co-offenders were most often other adolescents (59 percent) or young adults (28 percent). More violent victimizations were committed by adolescents acting alone (64 percent) than those acting with co-offenders (36 percent). Simple assaults composed a greater percentage of violent victimizations by adolescents acting alone (77 percent) or with other adolescents (7 percent) compared to victimizations by adolescents acting with young adults (53 percent). A greater percentage of adolescents who acted alone (61 percent) or with young adults (70 percent) used a weapon in committing serious violent offenses compared with those who co-offended with other adolescents (50 percent). The rate of serious violent offenses committed by adolescents decreased 83 percent during the 10 years. 31 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Assault; BJS Resources; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS); Comparative analysis; Juvenile offense statistics; Multiple offenders; Robbery; Serious juvenile offenders; Sexual assault; Trend analysis; Violent juvenile offenders
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