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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: How does sexual assault victimization vary by time of day?
A: Sexual assaults of juveniles peak at 8 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. while assaults of persons age 18 and older peak in the late evening hours.
Sexual assault victimizations per 1,000 in age group

Note: Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • Although sexual assaults of adults remain fairly constant through the afternoon, the number of incidents begins to increase in the evening and continues to rise until its peak at 2 a.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02402.asp?qaDate=2008. Released on December 21, 2010.

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: 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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