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Juveniles as Victims
School Crime Victimization
Q: How does juvenile violent crime victimization vary between school days and nonschool days?
A: Rates of violent victimization for juveniles are higher for school days than nonschool days.
Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile violent crime victims

Note: Violent victimizations include the crimes of sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • 1 in 5 (22%) of all violent crimes with juvenile victims occurs between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on school days.
  • Juveniles were 140% more likely to be victimized between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on school days than in the same time period on nonschool days (i.e., weekends and the summer months).
  • On school days, juveniles were 90% more likely to be violently victimized in the 4 hours between 3 and 7 p.m. than they were in the 4 hours between 8 p.m. and midnight.
  • Similarly, the risk of violent juvenile victimization was 60% greater in the 4 hours after school than in the 8 p.m.-to-midnight period on nonschool days.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02203.asp?qaDate=2001. Released on March 27, 2006.

Adapted from Snyder, H. & Sickmund, M. (2006). Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report, Chapter 2. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

Data Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation. National Incident-Based Reporting System Master Files for the years 2000–2001 [machine-readable data files]. Washington, D.C.: FBI.

 

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