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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

Time
                  Victim age                   
  0-11   12-17 18 & older

6AM 13 12 21
7AM 24 24 17
8AM 89 62 30
9AM 63 46 28
10AM 58 49 31
11AM 50 45 34
12PM 104 75 46
1PM 60 54 35
2PM 62 60 37
3PM 71 65 39
4PM 65 56 40
5PM 58 47 37
6PM 55 48 40
7PM 44 42 36
8PM 43 47 47
9PM 35 48 49
10PM 28 44 55
11PM 22 42 59
12AM 18 36 63
1AM 13 30 67
2AM 7 24 66
3AM 7 20 58
4AM 4 13 36
5AM 5 10 27
6AM 13 12 21

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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