May 1995

Please note:
See our January 2007 publication, California’s Criminal Justice System: A Primer, which provides updated data related to the juvenile justice system as well as answers to the following questions: Who Are Juvenile Offenders? How Prevalent Is Juvenile Crime in California? What Happens to Juvenile Offenders? It also discusses (a) reforming the division of juvenile justice and (a) defining state and local responsibilities for juvenile offenders.

Juvenile Crime--Outlook for California
Part IV

Who Is Being Victimized by Crime?

National victimization surveys provide a good deal of reliable data about the victims of crime. What these surveys show is that juveniles are disproportionately the victims of crime as well as the perpetrators of crime. Furthermore, national morbidity and mortality data show that homicide is a leading cause of death for juveniles. The surveys reveal that:

Victimizations Nationwide Per 1,000 Population


Nationwide Deaths Caused by Homicide For Youth 1-19 Years Old

Juveniles Are Disproportionately Injured As Victims of Crime


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