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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: When is violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles most likely to occur?
A: The violent victimization of juveniles is greatest between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., while adult victimizations are most common between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile victims within age group

Time
                                              Offense and Victim age                                                
   Violent crime   
       Robbery       
   Aggravated assault   
Under 18 18 & older Under 18 18 & older Under 18 18 & older

6AM 8   13   7   15   8   13  
7AM 24   15   13   12   18   13  
8AM 42   20   18   14   29   17  
9AM 32   23   13   19   24   19  
10AM 37   29   13   24   28   25  
11AM 43   32   18   26   34   28  
12PM 61   36   32   28   45   32  
1PM 51   35   31   29   42   33  
2PM 70   37   55   32   58   35  
3PM 89   42   77   34   77   41  
4PM 72   45   74   34   71   44  
5PM 63   49   66   38   67   48  
6PM 64   54   74   46   69   52  
7PM 62   58   79   57   68   56  
8PM 63   64   94   71   72   62  
9PM 57   68   93   83   69   68  
10PM 46   69   79   89   59   71  
11PM 35   65   57   82   46   67  
12AM 27   63   42   71   37   68  
1AM 19   61   27   61   28   69  
2AM 13   53   17   51   20   61  
3AM 11   34   12   38   15   39  
4AM 6   21   7   25   10   24  
5AM 5   14   4   19   7   15  
6AM 8   13   7   15   8   13  

Note: Violent crimes include murder, violent sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Data are from law enforcement agencies in 35 states and the District of Columbia.

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  • The daily timing of violent crimes differed for juvenile and adult victims. The number of violent crimes with adult victims increased hourly from morning through the evening hours, peaking between 9 p.m. and midnight.
  • In contrast, violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., fell to a lower level in the early evening, and declined substantially after 9 p.m.
  • Robbery victimizations for persons under age 18 reach their highest levels between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. For adult victims ages 18 and over, robbery victimizations typically occur between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Aggravated assault victimizations of juveniles peak between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., while adult victimizations are most common between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02602.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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