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NCJ Number: NCJ 182990     Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Assault of Young Children as Reported to Law Enforcement: Victim, Incident, and Offender Characteristics
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Author(s): Howard N. Snyder Ph.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 17
  Series: BJS Full Reports
  Annotation: Presents findings from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) regarding sexual assault, especially of young children.
Abstract: The data are based on reports from law enforcement agencies of 12 States and covers the years 1991 through 1996. The report presents sexual assault in four categories: forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object, and forcible fondling. Findings include statistics on the incidence of sexual assault, the victims, their offenders, gender, response to these crimes, locality, time of incident, the levels of victim injury, victims' perceptions of offenders' ages, and victim-offender relationships, and other detailed characteristics. Highlights include the following: Sixty-seven percent of all victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies were juveniles (under the age of 18); 34 percent of all victims were under age 12. One of every seven victims of sexual assault reported to law enforcement agencies were under age 6. Forty percent of the offenders who victimized children under age 6 were juveniles (under the age of 18). 5 references, 9 tables, and 9 figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Rape ; Sodomy ; Violent crime statistics ; Crimes against children ; Sex offenders ; Victim-offender relationships ; Abused children ; Sexual assault victims ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Juvenile statistics ; Juvenile victims ; Child victims ; National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS)
Sponsoring Agency: American Statistical Assoc
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
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Indiana University Purdue University, Research Support Funds
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Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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