Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 52, Chart 1
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization in the United States, 1992.
With the exception of white 16- to 19-year-olds, the violent crime victimization rate for young people was higher in 1992 than in 1988. Sixteen to 19-year-olds were more likely to be victimized than people over 20. Since 1988, the victimization rate for 12- to 15-year- olds increased more dramatically than the rate for 16- to 19-year-olds. In 1992, the rate for 16- to 19-year-olds was 78 per 1,000 while it was 20 per 1,000 for those 25 years old and over. Males had a much higher victimization rate than of females at all ages.