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NCJ Number: NCJ 162031     Find in a Library
Title: Age Patterns of Victims of Serious Violent Crime
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Author(s): C A Perkins
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 7
  Series: BJS Special Reports
  Annotation: This report uses data from 1992 through 1994 to examine serious violent crime across various age groups, with a focus on persons younger than 25; race and gender are also profiled.
Abstract: The serious violent crimes examined are rape and sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and homicide. The findings show that persons age 12 to 24 comprised 22 percent of the population, 35 percent of murder victims, and 49 percent of serious violent crime victims. Persons age 25 to 49 constituted 47 percent of the population, 53 percent of murder victims, and 44 percent of serious violent crime victims. Persons age 50 or older composed 30 percent of the population, 12 percent of murder victims, and 7 percent of serious violent crime victims. Persons age 18 to 21 were the most likely to experience a serious violent crime, and blacks in this age group were the most vulnerable: 72 victimizations per 1,000 blacks, 50 victimizations per 1,000 Hispanics, and 46 victimizations per 1,000 whites. More than 52 percent of all rape/sexual assault victims were females younger than 25. Serious violent crime rates for persons age 18 to 21 were 17 times higher than for persons age 65 or older. Extensive data figures and tables
Main Term(s): Violent crime statistics
Index Term(s): Violent crimes ; Age group comparisons ; Victims of violence
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report, September 1997.
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