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NCJ Number: NCJ 147004     Find in a Library
Title: Young Black Male Victims
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Author(s): L D Bastian ; B M Taylor
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 2
  Series: BJS Crime Data Briefs
  Annotation: Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey reveal that in 1992 black males aged 12-24 experienced violent crime at a rate significantly higher than the rates for other age or social groups.
Abstract: Males aged 16-19 were particularly at risk; their violent victimization rate was almost double the rate for white males and three times that for white females in the same age range. Although black males aged 16-24 comprised only about 1 percent of the population age 12 and over in 1992, they experienced 5 percent of all violent victimizations. White males aged 16-24 made up about 6 percent of the population and were victims in 17 percent of violent crimes. Excluding murder, the most serious violent crimes (rapes, robberies, and aggravated assaults) accounted for 60 percent of all violent victimizations of black males aged 12- 24 in 1987 and 65 percent in 1992. During the same 6-year period, more than half the violent crimes committed against young white males were simple assaults, which involved no weapon and resulted in little or no injury. The data also revealed that victims and offenders were generally of similar ages and the same race. Finally, FBI Uniform Crime Reports reveal that black males aged 12-24 experienced 17.2 percent of single-victim homicides in 1992. Figure and tables
Main Term(s): Victimization
Index Term(s): Black/African Americans ; Juvenile victims ; Race-crime relationships ; Victims of violence
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Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: BJS Crime Data Brief
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