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PHY6 Youth victims of serious violent crimes: Rate and number of victimizations for youth ages 12–17 by age, race and Hispanic origin, and gender, 1980–2012

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Characteristic 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006a 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012b
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 12–17
Age
Ages 12–17 37.6 41.1 35.4 34.7 34.1 34.3 34.4 36.8 37.9 38.4 43.2 40.7 38.6 42.4 40.0 31.2 30.1 27.5 23.4 21.8 15.3 15.7 11.1 16.5 11.9 13.8 15.2 10.2 12.5 11.1 7.2 8.5 5.9
Ages 12–14 33.4 37.1 31.5 28.5 28.6 28.1 32.7 34.2 33.5 38.6 41.2 37.8 33.6 36.5 35.2 28.7 26.5 23.0 19.2 18.9 14.3 12.1 8.0 13.2 10.4 10.5 14.2 6.6 11.4 8.6 7.3 7.4 4.4
Ages 15–17 41.4 44.6 39.1 40.9 39.6 40.3 36.0 39.2 41.8 38.3 45.2 43.6 44.0 48.9 45.0 33.8 33.7 32.0 27.7 24.7 16.3 19.4 14.4 20.1 13.5 17.2 16.2 13.7 13.5 13.4 7.0 9.5 7.4
Race and Hispanic originc
White 34.1 36.8 31.1 29.8 32.4 34.4 33.3 30.4 32.3 34.9 37.0 40.1 36.2 39.2 37.1 26.8 28.4 26.2 24.2 19.9 14.0 15.0 10.4
White, non-Hispanicd 16.1 13.4 10.5 15.0 10.6 9.6 10.2 6.7 6.9 4.1
Black 60.2 69.0 61.5 67.9 47.1 35.2 39.9 72.7 67.5 60.6 77.0 48.0 45.1 67.4 53.8 53.0 36.0 38.0 22.9 34.1 22.8 20.6 16.5
Black, non-Hispanicd 18.0 17.5 24.9 18.8 * 19.2 18.3 14.0 17.8 7.2
Hispanice 16.5 3.5 17.9 12.3 12.6 19.3 * * 9.0 9.0
Other 21.7 18.3 26.6 5.5 18.8 28.8 37.1 32.0 36.5 25.6 37.3 25.0 * * 40.8 31.1 38.9 * * * * * *
Gender
Male 54.8 58.7 45.8 50.1 44.7 49.8 47.0 50.5 51.4 53.4 60.5 60.7 50.6 53.1 49.1 41.7 42.0 32.2 31.1 29.0 21.0 20.8 12.9 21.8 15.6 18.5 14.3 15.6 16.6 14.9 9.0 9.6 7.7
Female 19.7 22.6 24.6 18.6 23.1 18.2 21.3 22.5 23.7 22.6 24.9 19.6 26.0 31.2 30.4 20.2 17.6 22.6 15.4 14.2 9.4 10.5 9.2 11.0 7.9 9.0 16.2 4.5 8.1 7.1 5.3 7.3 3.9
Number of victimizations of youth ages 12–17
Age
Ages 12–17 877,104 934,425 792,211 769,933 749,014 742,815 733,151 772,466 777,035 772,766 866,272 825,895 823,939 928,632 896,664 714,636 698,198 648,067 553,388 520,016 367,968 380,883 275,729 416,297 299,738 350,937 388,254 259,797 311,837 272,833 174,790 206,782 147,120
Ages 12–14 364,437 400,698 343,019 316,230 313,468 295,972 325,761 333,804 325,560 380,939 412,125 389,313 372,333 412,664 402,303 335,391 311,932 271,016 228,070 227,639 172,810 147,637 101,674 171,878 133,773 133,726 178,295 82,313 138,828 103,694 88,365 89,414 55,270
Ages 15–17 512,667 533,727 449,192 453,703 435,526 446,843 407,390 438,662 451,475 391,827 454,147 436,582 451,606 515,968 494,361 379,245 386,266 377,051 325,318 292,377 195,158 233,246 174,055 244,419 165,965 217,211 209,959 177,484 173,009 169,139 86,425 117,368 91,850
Race and Hispanic originc
White 658,539 691,143 572,008 543,089 581,941 606,739 575,408 514,723 533,132 562,272 593,596 851,314 619,270 682,994 665,545 486,682 523,396 488,345 453,432 376,677 265,890 287,471 203,315
White, non-Hispanicd 249,064 205,198 160,966 230,123 159,126 142,272 147,338 93,478 94,860 56,234
Black 206,227 232,184 203,043 223,129 153,457 113,960 127,721 230,861 212,195 187,582 238,141 150,811 156,293 241,492 194,843 197,166 135,197 145,785 87,662 131,790 88,389 80,810 68,785
Black, non-Hispanicd 68,502 66,602 95,031 73,403 * 70,220 66,453 51,282 65,478 27,540
Hispanice 73,489 16,051 83,425 54,403 61,742 94,474 * * 46,428 50,478
Other 12,292 11,090 17,160 3,715 13,614 22,111 30,021 26,886 31,702 22,903 34,523 23,763 * * 36,278 30,787 39,606 * * * * * *
Gender
Male 651,976 682,619 523,510 568,476 501,791 550,860 512,132 542,835 540,292 551,148 623,509 632,472 553,793 595,978 564,701 489,199 498,534 388,631 375,781 354,114 258,058 257,074 164,623 281,019 201,837 239,794 187,123 203,362 212,091 186,456 111,677 120,278 98,819
Female 225,127 251,805 268,701 201,457 247,223 191,955 221,020 229,630 235,742 221,618 242,763 193,423 270,145 332,654 331,964 225,437 119,665 259,436 177,607 165,902 109,909 123,809 111,106 135,277 97,900 111,144 201,131 56,435 99,746 86,376 63,114 86,505 48,302
— Not available.
* Reporting standards not met due to insufficient unweighted sample cases.
a Due to methodological changes in the 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), use caution when comparing 2006 criminal victimization estimates to other years. See Criminal Victimization, 2007, http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=764, for more information.
b Homicide data were not available for 2012 at the time of publication. The number of homicides for 2011 is included in the overall total for 2012. In 2011, homicides represented about 1 percent of serious violent crime, and the total number of homicides of juveniles has been relatively stable over the last decade.
c From 1980 to 2002, the 1977 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards for data on race and ethnicity were used to classify persons into one of the following racial groups: White, Black, or Other. “Other” included American Indian or Alaskan Native and Asian or Pacific Islander. Data from 2003 onward are collected under the 1997 OMB Standards. Persons could select one or more of five racial groups: White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Included in the total, but not shown separately, are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and “Two or more races.” Data from 2003 onward are not directly comparable with data from earlier years. Data on race and Hispanic origin are collected separately. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
d Homicide data are collected using the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) for which Hispanic origin is not available. Homicide is included here, but the victim may have been Hispanic.
e Victimization estimates for Hispanics exclude homicides because homicide data are collected using the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports (SHR) for which Hispanic origin is not available.
NOTE: Serious violent crimes include aggravated assault, rape, robbery, and homicide. Aggravated assault is an attack with a weapon, regardless of whether or not an injury occurred, or an attack without a weapon when serious injury resulted. Robbery is stealing by force or threat of force. Because of changes made in the victimization survey, data prior to 1992 were adjusted to make them comparable with data collected under the redesigned methodology. Estimates may vary from previous publications due to updating of more recent homicide and victimization numbers.
SOURCE: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Supplementary Homicide Reports.