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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 43: Victims of Violent Crimes

Figure 43. Number of violent crime victims per 1,000 persons, by age group and sex: Various years, 1995 to 2002

Number of violent crime victims per 1,000 persons, by age group and sex: Various years, 1995 to 2002
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization in the United States, various years.

The violent crime victimization rate, as measured by the number of violent crime victims per 1,000 persons, for all four age groups (12 to 15, 16 to 19, 20 to 24, and 25 to 34) declined between 1995 and 2002. In 1995, the violent crime victimization rate for male 16- to 19-yearolds (125 per 1,000) was higher than the female rate (90 per 1,000). In 2002, there was no measurable difference in the rates between males and females. There was also a difference between the male and female victimization rate for 20- to 24-year-olds in 1995 (88 per 1,000 vs. 70 per 1,000). This gap did not close; in 2002 the male victimization rate (57 per 1,000) continued to be higher than the female rate (38 per 1,000).


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