|Violent Crime Victimization
||Does the time of day pattern for victims of family violence vary by the age of the victim?
||Children under age 6 are at high risk of violent victimization at mealtimes (I.e., 8 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m.) by both family and nonfamily offenders.
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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- Violent crimes by family members against juveniles were most frequent in the hours between 3 and 7 p.m.
- Juveniles ages 6 to 17 were at greatest risk of violent victimization by nonfamily members (acquaintances or strangers) at 3 p.m. (the end of the school day). For those ages 6 to 11, the risk declined sharply after 3 p.m. The relative decline for juveniles ages 12–17 was less, so that after 8 p.m. older juveniles were far more likely to be victimized than younger juveniles.
- Adult victimization by both family and nonfamily members increased hourly from morning through the evening hours, peaking around 9 p.m.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book
. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/victims/qa02804.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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