||What proportion of homicides committed by juveniles involve multiple offenders?
||More than half of the number of homicides committed by known juvenile offenders in 2010 involved multiple offenders.
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- Between 1980 and 2009, the estimated proportion of murders involving a juvenile offender acting alone gradually declined, from 66% in the 1980s, to 59% in the 1990s, to 52% in the years 2000 to 2010. During this same period, the proportion of murders committed by juveniles and adults increased from 25% in the 1980s to 38% in the years 2000 to 2010.
- Between 1993 and 2010, murders by juveniles acting alone fell 73%, murders involving multiple juvenile offenders fell 75%, and murders committed by juveniles and adults declined 48%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03106.asp?qaDate=2010.
Released on July 31, 2012.
Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supplementary Homicide Reports for the years 1980–2010 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.
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