Juvenile Crime and Victimization - Victimization Of Juveniles
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Teenagers and young adults—especially African-Americans—are the most likely groups to become victims of violent crime. In 2002 the rate of serious violent crime ranged from a high of more than 58.2 per one thousand
persons ages sixteen to nineteen to a low of 3.4 per one thousand persons age sixty-five or older (Callie Marie Rennison and Michael R. Rand, "Table 6. Rates of Violent Crime and Personal Theft, by Gender, Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2002," in "Criminal Victimization, 2002," National Crime Victimization Survey, NCJ 199994, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justic Statistics, Washington, DC, August 2003).