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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, 1980–2011

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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 2011b
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
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
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
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
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
Hispanice 16.5 3.5 17.9 12.3 12.6 19.3 * * 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
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
Number of victimizations of youth ages 12–17
Age
Ages 12–17 877,104 934,425 792,211 769,933 749,014 742,815 733,151 772,466 777,035 772,766 866,272 825,895 823,939 928,630 896,664 714,637 698,201 648,069 553,393 520,016 367,969 380,883 275,724 416,311 299,735 350,937 388,264 259,791 311,836 272,827 174,788 206,225
Ages 12–14 364,437 400,698 343,019 316,230 313,468 295,972 325,761 333,804 325,560 380,939 412,125 389,313 372,333 412,664 402,310 335,391 311,939 271,015 228,074 227,640 172,809 147,635 101,673 171,880 133,772 133,725 178,300 82,314 138,826 103,693 88,367 88,825
Ages 15–17 512,667 533,727 449,192 453,703 435,526 446,843 407,390 438,662 451,475 391,827 454,147 436,582 451,606 515,966 494,354 379,246 386,262 377,054 325,319 292,376 195,160 233,248 174,051 244,431 165,963 217,212 209,964 177,477 173,010 169,134 86,421 117,400
Race and Hispanic originc
White 658,539 691,143 572,008 543,089 581,941 606,739 575,408 514,723 533,132 562,272 593,596 851,314 619,270 682,987 665,543 486,678 523,397 488,341 453,435 376,678 265,893 287,473 203,312
White, non-Hispanicd 249,069 205,198 160,965 230,130 159,125 142,271 147,335 93,479 94,687
Black 206,227 232,184 203,043 223,129 153,457 113,960 127,721 230,861 212,195 187,582 238,141 150,811 156,293 241,498 194,843 197,172 135,200 145,790 87,664 131,789 88,386 80,808 68,782
Black, non-Hispanicd 68,509 66,596 95,032 73,403 * 70,218 66,450 51,279 65,162
Hispanice 73,489 16,051 83,425 54,403 61,742 94,474 * * 46,358
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 30,786 39,604 * * * * * *
Gender
Male 651,976 682,619 523,510 568,476 501,791 550,860 512,132 542,835 540,292 551,148 623,509 632,472 553,793 595,977 564,697 489,201 498,532 388,632 375,778 354,109 258,060 257,077 164,616 281,028 201,835 239,797 187,129 203,360 212,088 186,453 111,676 120,197
Female 225,127 251,805 268,701 201,457 247,223 191,955 221,020 229,630 235,742 221,618 242,763 193,423 270,145 332,653 331,967 225,436 199,670 259,436 177,615 165,907 109,908 123,806 111,107 135,283 97,898 111,140 201,134 * 99,747 86,373 63,112 86,027
— 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 2011 at the time of publication. The number of homicides for 2010 is included in the overall total for 2011. In 2010, 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.