General


General Child Victimization

Fact Sheet

Assault [click here for a printer-friendly version in pdf]

Juveniles are substantially more likely than adults to be assaulted.

Study

% Assaulted in Previous Year

National Crime Victimization Survey

8.0%

Monitoring the Future

25.8%

National Youth Survey

26.7%

National Youth Victimization Prevention Study

15.6%

 

Wells, L.E.,& Rankin, J .H. 1995. Juvenile Victimization: Convergent Validation of Alternative Measurements. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 32(3):287-307

Finkelhor, D. & Dziuba-Leatherman, J. 1994. Children as Victims of Violence: A National Survey. Pediatrics, 94(4):413-420.