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Juveniles as Offenders
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Q: When are juveniles most likely to commit violent crime which involves the use of a firearm?
A: Overall, juveniles are most likely to commit a crime with a firearm between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Violent crime with firearm time-of-day profiles

Note: Violent crimes include murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Violent crime involving the use of a firearm follows similar time patterns on school and nonschool days for juvenile offenders—increasing throughout the day and peaking between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • On school days, juvenile violent crime involving the use of a firearm begins to drop off considerably after 8 p.m., while on nonschool days high levels of juvenile violent offending with firearms extends through 10 p.m. before dropping.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03303.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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