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Age Patterns of Victims of Serious Violent Crime

NCJ Number
162031
Author(s)
C A Perkins
Date Published
1997
Length
7 pages
Annotation
This report uses data from 1992 through 1994 to examine serious violent crime across various age groups, with a focus on persons younger than 25; race and gender are also profiled.
Abstract

This Special Report presents data from the redesigned NCVS that examines violent crime across the general population, ages 12 or older. It compares teenagers and young adults to older persons and presents the high victimization rates of young people in the United States. The report emphasizes graphical presentations for victimization data about the violent crimes of rape, robbery, and aggravated assault (from the NCVS) and homicide (from crimes reported to police). Differences in levels of violence by race and sex are explored. The report covers 1992 through 1994.