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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for juveniles' risk of victimization vary by the victim's relationship to the offender?
A: For juvenile victims of robbery and aggravated assault, crimes by acquaintances peak in the hour after school, while crimes by strangers peak around 9 p.m.

Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile victims within offense group

Time
       Robbery        
        Aggravated assault        
          Sexual assault          
Acquaintance Stranger Family Acquaintance Stranger Family Acquaintance Stranger

6AM 2 4 5 3 0 5 7 1
7AM 5 8 6 12 1 8 14 1
8AM 7 11 11 18 3 32 41 1
9AM 5 6 11 15 1 23 29 1
10AM 7 8 10 18 2 24 29 1
11AM 13 10 12 21 4 18 27 2
12PM 13 22 16 29 5 35 52 3
1PM 15 21 13 27 4 21 32 2
2PM 26 36 14 39 8 23 36 2
3PM 33 46 20 49 11 26 40 3
4PM 23 46 21 42 11 22 34 3
5PM 26 47 21 38 8 18 31 3
6PM 28 46 22 37 9 16 32 3
7PM 28 51 18 40 10 14 27 3
8PM 27 60 18 40 12 14 28 3
9PM 22 62 19 35 13 14 25 3
10PM 19 56 16 31 9 11 24 3
11PM 13 41 12 21 8 9 22 2
12AM 10 30 10 16 6 8 18 2
1AM 7 20 7 11 5 7 14 2
2AM 5 9 5 9 3 3 13 1
3AM 4 5 4 8 2 3 10 1
4AM 2 6 3 4 1 2 6 1
5AM 2 3 2 3 1 3 5 0
6AM 2 4 5 3 0 5 7 1

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

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  • Sexual assaults by acquaintances or family members are most common at 8 a.m. and noon (i.e., mealtimes) and in the hour after school.
  • Unlike robbery offenders, sexual assault and aggravated assault offenders who are strangers to their juvenile victims are far less common than offenders who are acquaintances or family members.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02802.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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