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Victims of Violent Juvenile Crime (NCJ 201628) July 2004
Bulletin
8 page(s)
McCurley, C., Snyder, H. N.
Analyzes the extent and nature of nonfatal violent victimizations committed by juvenile offenders, based on 1997–98 data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Incident-Based Reporting System. Incidents analyzed in this OJJDP Bulletin include aggravated and simple assault, sexual assault, and robbery. The Bulletin, which reflects the experience of 667,679 victims, examines characteristics of victims and offenders (age, gender, and relationship), types of offenses, use of guns, and injuries. The authors note that juvenile offenders are involved in about one-fifth of all nonfatal violent victimizations. Most victims of juvenile violence are themselves juveniles, and nearly all victims know the offender.
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