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Victim, Perpetrator, and Incident Characteristics of Sexual Victimization of Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018 - Statistical Tables

NCJ Number
255446
Date Published
November 2020
Author(s)
Michael B. Field, BJS Statisticians; Elizabeth Davis, BJS Statisticians
Publication Series
Publication Type
Publication
Annotation
This report describes victim, perpetrator, and incident characteristics of sexual victimization of youth in juvenile facilities. These tables accompany the full BJS report Sexual Victimization Reported by Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018.
Abstract

This report describes victim, perpetrator, and incident characteristics of sexual victimization of youth in juvenile facilities. These tables accompany the full BJS report Sexual Victimization Reported by Youth in Juvenile Facilities, 2018, which provides national estimates of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities and identifies 12 high-rate and 14 low-rate facilities.

Highlights
  • A higher percentage of male (6.1%) than female (2.9%) youth reported staff sexual misconduct.
  • A higher percentage of female (4.7%) than male (1.6%) youth reported youth-on-youth victimization.
  • In most-serious incidents of staff sexual misconduct, an estimated 91% of incidents involved only female staff, while 6% involved only male staff.
  • About half of youth (51%) who reported prior sexual victimization in another juvenile facility also reported sexual victimization in their current facility.
Date Created: November 20, 2020