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Juveniles as Offenders
Time of Day
Q: Does the time of day pattern for juvenile violent offending on school days and nonschool days vary by the type of offense?
A: Temporal patterns for incidents of robbery, aggravated assault, and sexual assault by juveniles vary for school days and nonschool days
Juvenile violent crime time-of-day profiles by offense (Robbery)

Juvenile violent crime time-of-day profiles by offense (Aggravated assault)

Juvenile violent crime time-of-day profiles by offense (Sexual assault)

Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Unlike other violent crimes, the daily timing of robberies by juvenile offenders peaks in the late evening hours on both school and nonschool days.
  • Before 7 p.m., persons are more at risk of becoming an aggravated assault victim of a juvenile offender on school days than on nonschool days (i.e., weekends and all summer days).
  • Sexual assaults by juvenile offenders spike at 8 a.m. and noon on both school and nonschool days and at 3 p.m. on school days.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03302.asp?qaDate=2008. Released on December 21, 2010.

Adapted from Snyder, H. & Sickmund, M. (2006). Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, Chapter 3. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2008: Extract Files [Computer file]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-13.

 

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