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Young Black Male Victims

NCJ Number
Date Published
December 1994
2 pages
Publication Series
Data from the National Crime Victimization Survey reveal that in 1992 black males aged 12-24 experienced violent crime at a rate significantly higher than the rates for other age or social groups.

This report, part of the BJS Crime Data Brief series, designed to present information about topics of current interest in condensed form, discusses black male crime victims ages 12 to 24. It reports the extent and characteristics of their victimization, such as weapon use, injury, and offender characteristics, and summarizes data about the reporting of crimes to police by this age group.

Date Published: December 1, 1994