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National Library Week

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NCJ Number: NCJ 209468     Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Victimization and Offending, 1993-2003
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  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Katrina Baum Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 08/2005
Page Count: 10
  Annotation: This report presents findings about violent crime committed against or by juveniles from 1993 to 2003.
Abstract: Comparisons are made in the report between younger teens (ages 12-14), older teens (ages 15-17), and adults. Data are drawn from the National Crime Victimization Survey for nonfatal violent victimization and offending (rape/sexual assault, robbery, aggravated and simple assault) among those 12 years and older, and from the FBI’s Supplemental Homicide Reports for fatal victimization and offending of the entire population. Analyses include characteristics of victim, offender, and of the criminal event such as weapons, location, and time of day. Highlights include the following: (1) the number of victimizations by violent crime per 1,000 teenagers dropped from about 130 victimizations in 1993 to about 60 in 2003; (2) on average, juveniles (ages 12-17) were more than twice as likely as adults (age 18 or older) to be the victim of violent crime from 1993 to 2003; (3) older teens (15-17) were about three times more likely than younger teens (12-14) to be the victim of a violent crime involving a firearm; and (4) juveniles were involved as victims or offenders in 38 percent of all violent crimes in which the victim could estimate the age of the offender(s), 1993-2003. Figures, tables
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders ; Adolescent victims
Index Term(s): Violent crime statistics ; Victimization ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Juvenile statistics
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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