Studies in Juvenile Crime Using NIBRS Data

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Age profile of the victims of juvenile and adult non-fatal violence

95% of the sexual assault victims of juvenile offenders are under age 18

43% of the robbery victims of juvenile offenders are
under age 18

54% of the aggravated assault victims of juvenile offenders are under age 18

61% of the simple assault victims of juvenile offenders are under age 18

Juveniles are the majority of offenders of non-fatal violent crime victims ages 8-to-15

In a high proportion of non-fatal violent crimes involving a juvenile offender, the juvenile did not act alone

The possession of a firearm in non-fatal violent crimes (i.e., excluding simple assault) was related to the age of the victim, and most likely in incidents with juvenile offenders and young adult victims

Proportion of all victims of non-fatal violence victimized by juvenile offenders

Ages of the victims of non-fatal juvenile violence

Almost half (48%) of victims of juvenile non-fatal violence were other juveniles who knew the offender

When a family member is the victim of juvenile non-fatal violence, it is most likely a parent

Domestic Assaults
by Juvenile Offenders

The proportion of all assaults that are domestic assaults increases with offender age

A high proportion of domestic assaults committed by young juveniles and reported to law enforcement are sexual assaults

Domestic Assaults by Juvenile Offenders

For adult offenders, the 24-hour timing of domestic assaults is similar to that of assaults against acquaintances

Domestic assaults by juvenile offenders tend to occur later in the day than assaults of other acquaintances

Statutory Rape

Information on Statutory Rapes

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