||When are juveniles most likely to commit violent crime which results in injury?
||Juveniles injure more victims in the hours around the close of school than at any other time.
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 with injury peaks for juvenile offenders at 3 p.m. on school days, dropping substantially following the afterschool hours.
- In comparison, on nonschool days, violent crime with injury increases throughout the day and peaks between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/offenders/qa03304.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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