ERIC Number: ED445130
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Characteristics of Crimes against Juveniles. Crimes against Children Series. Juvenile Justice Bulletin.
Finkelhor, David; Ormrod, Richard
This Bulletin reviews data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 1997 National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data file that pertain to juvenile victims, revealing that while juveniles made up 26% of the population of the 12 states participating in NIBRS in 1997, they accounted for only 12% of the reported crime victims. At the same time, however, 71% of all sex crime victims and 38% of all kidnap victims reported to NIBRS were juveniles. Family perpetrators were 20% of the offenders against children, but they were a majority of offenders against children under age 4, and family members were disproportionately represented among kidnapers and sex offenders. The developing NIBRS database offers some welcome opportunities for analyzing and tracking juvenile crime victims. It offers both the chance to analyze changes in crime victimization patterns and opportunities to look at special categories of offenders. (Contains 13 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.