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, 1993–2019

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Characteristic 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006a 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019b
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 12–17
Age
Ages 12–17 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 9.0 7.0 6.9 * 8.0 6.0 5.7
Ages 12–14 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 9.7 6.5 8.8 * 8.0 6.3 3.9
Ages 15–17 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 8.4 7.5 5.0 * 8.1 5.7 7.5
Race and Hispanic originc
White 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 8.0 5.8 6.5 * 10.2 5.5 5.8
Black 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 9.0 10.7 7.6 * 6.8 5.7
Other 40.8 31.1 38.9
Gender
Male 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 9.9 8.6 7.6 * 11.9 6.6 8.3
Female 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 8.1 5.4 6.2 * 4.1 5.4 3.0
Number of victimizations of youth ages 12–17
Age
Ages 12–17 928,600 896,700 714,600 698,200 648,100 553,400 520,000 368,000 380,900 275,700 416,300 299,700 350,900 388,300 259,800 311,800 272,800 174,800 206,800 147,100 226,100 176,100 171,200 * 200,200 149,800 141,900
Ages 12–14 412,700 402,300 335,400 311,900 271,000 228,100 227,600 172,800 147,600 101,700 171,900 133,800 133,700 178,300 82,300 138,800 103,700 88,400 89,400 55,300 120,900 82,200 108,900 * 99,500 79,200 49,700
Ages 15–17 516,000 494,400 379,200 386,300 377,100 325,300 292,400 195,200 233,200 174,100 244,400 166,000 217,200 210,000 177,500 173,000 169,100 86,400 117,400 91,800 105,200 93,900 62,200 * 100,700 70,600 92,200
Race and Hispanic originc
White 683,000 665,500 486,700 523,400 488,300 453,400 376,700 265,900 287,500 203,300
White, non-Hispanicd 249,100 205,200 161,000 230,100 159,100 142,300 147,300 93,500 94,900 56,200 109,300 78,000 84,800 * 134,600 71,200 74,600
Black 241,500 194,800 197,200 135,200 145,800 87,700 131,800 88,400 80,800 68,800 *
Black, non-Hispanicd 68,500 66,600 95,000 73,400 70,200 66,500 51,300 65,500 *
Hispanice 73,500 16,100 83,400 54,400 61,700 94,500 46,400 50,500 59,900 44,300 * 40,600 35,600
Other 36,300 30,800 39,600
Gender
Male 596,000 564,700 489,200 498,500 388,600 375,800 354,100 258,100 257,100 164,600 281,000 201,800 239,800 187,100 203,400 212,100 186,500 111,700 120,300 98,800 127,000 110,200 95,600 * 150,400 83,800 105,200
Female 332,700 332,000 225,400 119,700 259,400 177,600 165,900 109,900 123,800 111,100 135,300 97,900 111,100 201,100 56,400 99,700 86,400 63,100 86,500 48,300 99,100 65,900 75,600 * 49,800 66,100 36,700
— Not available.
‡ Reporting standards not met due to insufficient unweighted sample cases.
* Due to a sample increase and redesign in 2016, victimization estimates among youth in 2016 are not comparable with estimates for other years.
a Due to methodological changes in the 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey, 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 from this source for 2019 at the time of publication. The number of homicides for 2018 is included in the overall total for 2019. In 2018, homicides represented less than 1% of serious violent crime, and the total number of homicides of juveniles has been relatively stable over the last decade.
c From 1993 to 2002, the 1977 U.S. 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation's (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 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 an injury occurred, or an attack without a weapon when serious injury resulted. Robbery is stealing by force or threat of force. Estimates may vary from previous publications due to updating of more recent homicide and victimization numbers. Some estimates have been revised since previous publication in America's Children.
SOURCE: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Supplementary Homicide Reports.
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