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Juveniles as Victims
Violent Crime Victimization
Q: Does the time of day pattern for violent crime victimization of adults and juveniles vary by the type of offense committed?
A: The afterschool peak in juvenile victimizations is found in serious violent crimes as well as simple assaults.

Victimizations per 1,000 juvenile victims within age group

Time
       Serious violent crime        
          Simple assault          
Under age 18 Age 18 and older Under age 18 Age 18 and older

6AM 10 14 7 12
7AM 20 13 26 16
8AM 47 18 39 21
9AM 35 20 30 25
10AM 37 25 37 30
11AM 37 28 47 34
12PM 62 32 60 38
1PM 47 32 54 36
2PM 59 34 75 39
3PM 73 39 98 43
4PM 66 41 75 47
5PM 61 44 64 52
6PM 62 49 66 56
7PM 59 55 64 59
8PM 63 64 63 64
9PM 60 71 55 66
10PM 52 75 42 66
11PM 42 71 31 63
12AM 34 69 23 61
1AM 26 66 15 58
2AM 18 59 10 50
3AM 14 41 8 31
4AM 9 25 5 19
5AM 7 17 4 13
6AM 10 14 7 12

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

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  • The daily timing of serious violent crimes differed for juvenile and adult victims. Serious violent crimes with juvenile victims peaked between 3 and 4 p.m., fell to a lower level in the early evening hours, and declined substantially after 9 p.m.
  • The peak between 9 p.m. and midnight in adult victimizations is found in serious violent crimes as well as simple assaults.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02803.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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