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Chapter 4. Activities Outside of School and Work

Indicator 40. Victims of Violent Crime

The total number of violent crime victims per 1,000 persons, also known as the violent crime victimization rate, was lower in 2008 than in 1995 for youth and young adults ages 16 to 24. For example, in 2008, the total number of violent crimes for 16- to 19-year-olds was 37 per 1,000 persons, compared with 108 per 1,000 persons in 1995. The violent crime victimization rate in 1995 was higher for males than females for both age groups (ages 16–19 and ages 20–24), but by 2008 this gap was no longer evident for 20- to 24-year-olds. In 1995, the violent crime victimization rate for 20- to 24-year-old males was 88 per 1,000, while the rate for females in this age group was 70 crimes per 1,000 persons. By 2008, however, there was no measurable difference in the violent crime victimization rates of males and females ages 20–24; the rate for males was 34 per 1,000 and the rate for females was 42 per 1,000.

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