skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 251383 Find in a Library
Title: Spotlight on Youth Homicide Victims
Author(s): Julie Boc; Charles Puzzanchera
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: November 2017
Page Count: 1
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2016-JF-FX-K001
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic) ; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Report (Technical Assistance); Statistics
Format: Document (Online); Factsheet
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents graphs and narrative summaries on youth homicide victims for years between 1980 and 2015, based on data from the FBI‘s Supplementary Homicide Reports.
Abstract: Overall, data indicate that from 1980 through 2015 youth homicide victimization remained low, but a larger proportion of youth were killed by firearms. Across age groups, the number of youth homicide victims declined 30 percent or more between 1993 and 2015. In 2015, most youth homicide victims were very young (0-5 years old) or older teens (ages 15-17). In 2015, two-thirds of victims younger than age 6 were killed by a family member. Although the number of homicide victims ages 15-17 has declined over the years 1980-2015, the proportion killed by a firearm remained high. A greater proportion of Black homicide victims ages 15-17 were killed by a firearm compared to White victims these ages. 5 figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Age group comparisons; Firearm Homicide; Homicide; Homicide trends; Homicide victims; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Race
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=273563

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.