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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide the latest answers to commonly asked questions about juvenile victimization. Here you will find information on child abuse and neglect, crimes that take place at school, and murders and sexual assaults of juveniles. You will also find trends in rates of violent crime against juveniles and comparisons between juvenile and adult victims.

Child Maltreatment

  • What are the different types of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • What is known about substantiated or indicated child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • How has the reporting of child maltreatment to protective service agencies changed since 1980? [Answer]
  • Is there a relationship between the sex of the perpetrator and the age of the victim in cases of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • What is the trend in the child maltreatment victimization rate? [Answer]
  • What is the age profile of child maltreatment victims? [Answer]
  • Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by the race/ethnicity of the victim? [Answer]
  • What is the most common form of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • What are the characteristics of fatality victims of child maltreatment? [Answer]
  • Do child maltreatment victimization rates vary by State? [Answer]
  • Who are the perpetrators of child maltreatment? [Answer]

School Crime Victimization

  • Are students safer at school or away from school? [Answer]
  • What is the most common school crime? [Answer]
  • How does juvenile violent crime victimization vary between school days and nonschool days? [Answer]

Violent Crime Victimization

Homicide

  • How many juveniles are victims of murder in the United States? [Answer] updated icon
  • Where in the United States do juvenile homicides occur? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does juvenile homicide victimization vary by age? [Answer] updated icon
  • How can homicide victimization age trends be summarized? [Answer]
  • Does juvenile homicide victimization vary by sex? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does juvenile homicide victimization vary by sex and age? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does juvenile homicide victimization vary by race? [Answer] updated icon
  • Has the number of juveniles killed with a firearm changed since 1980? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does firearm use in juvenile homicide victimization vary by age? [Answer] updated icon
  • What proportion of juveniles are killed with a firearm? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does firearm use in juvenile homicide victimization vary by race? [Answer] updated icon
  • How does the type of weapon used vary with victim age in homicide cases? [Answer] updated icon
  • Does the age at which individuals experience the greatest risk of homicide victimization vary by sex? [Answer]
  • How does the victim-offender relationship vary with victim age in homicide cases? [Answer] updated icon

Suicide

  • How do the number of juvenile suicide victims compare to the number of juvenile homicide victims? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do the number of suicide and homicide victims vary by sex? [Answer] updated icon
  • Do the number of suicide and homicide victims vary by race? [Answer] updated icon
  • In which States do juvenile suicide victims outnumber juvenile homicide victims? [Answer] updated icon

Sexual Assault

  • How does offender age vary with victim age in sexual assault? [Answer]
  • How does sexual assault victimization vary by time of day? [Answer]
  • Does the age profile of sexual assault victims vary with offender age? [Answer]
  • Does the victim-offender relationship vary with the age of the victim or the age of the offender in sexual assault victimization of juveniles? [Answer]

Time of day

  • Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary on school days and nonschool days? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary by the victim's relationship to the offender? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern for violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed? [Answer]
  • Does the time of day pattern for victims of family violence vary by the age of the victim? [Answer]

Trends in Violent Crime Victimization

  • What are the trends in serious violent crime victimization of youth? [Answer]
  • What are the characteristics of violent crimes against juveniles? [Answer]
  • How do the trends in serious violent crime victimization of youth vary by offense? [Answer]

Comparing Adult & Juvenile Victims

  • Are juveniles more or less likely than adults to be victims of serious violent crime? [Answer]
  • When is violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles most likely to occur? [Answer]
  • Are there age differences between the victims of juvenile non-fatal violence and the victims of adult non-fatal violence? [Answer]
  • Does the age profile of robbery victims vary with offender age? [Answer]
  • Does the age profile of aggravated assault victims vary with offender age? [Answer]
  • Does the age profile of simple assault victims vary with offender age? [Answer]
  • Are juveniles the majority of offenders for victims of any particular age? [Answer]
  • Among victims of violent juvenile offenders, is any age group especially likely to face multiple offenders? [Answer]
  • Among victims of juvenile violent crime, is any age group more likely than others to be victimized by armed offenders? [Answer]
  • Are juvenile violent offenders more likely to victimize strangers or people they know? [Answer]

 

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