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PHY6 Brief Serious violent victimization rates for youth ages 12 to 17 by race and Hispanic origin, 1993–2014

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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 2014b
Rate per 1,000 youth ages 12–17
All youth ages 12 to 17 40.4 37.8 33.7 29.6 27.0 24.2 20.1 17.6 14.0 14.5 13.2 14.1 13.6 13.1 12.6 11.2 10.2 8.9 7.2 7.8 7.3 8.0
Race and Hispanic originc
White, non-Hispanicd 35.8 32.4 28.8 25.3 24.6 21.8 18.3 15.1 12.0 12.7 12.9 13.4 13.0 12.1 11.8 10.1 8.8 8.0 5.9 6.3 6.0 6.9
Black, non-Hispanicd 54.0 56.8 46.8 42.1 32.3 32.0 26.2 25.5 19.0 17.8 17.0 20.1 20.4 16.7 14.7 14.5 17.1 16.7 12.9 12.4 9.5 10.6
Hispanice 51.8 47.4 43.0 37.4 34.7 31.1 24.8 22.1 18.9 19.0 11.9 12.6 11.3 14.3 14.8 13.6 10.7 7.3 7.4 9.6 9.1 9.2
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 for 2014 at the time of publication. Homicide data were not available for 2014 at the time of publication. The 2013 homicide estimates are included in the 2014 victimization estimates. In 2013, homicides represented less than 1 percent of serious violent crime, and the total number of homicides of juveniles has been relatively stable over the last decade.
c 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 Hispanic origin is not available in the FBI's SHR.
NOTE: Serious violent victimizations 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. Estimates from 1993 to 2014 are based on 3-year rolling averages centered on the year reported. For example, 1993 estimates were calculated by averaging 1992, 1993, and 1994. Estimates for 2014 are based on a 2-year average of 2013 and 2014 estimates. Estimates exclude series victimizations, defined as victimizations that are similar in type but occur with such frequency that a victim is unable to recall each individual event or to describe each event in detail. In 2013–2014, about 2% of non-fatal serious violent victimizations committed against youth ages 12 to 17 were series victimizations.
SOURCE: Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey and Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reporting Program, Supplementary Homicide Reports.