In 2005, teenagers experienced 1.5 million violent crimes; this included 176,020 robberies and 73,470 sexual assaults and rapes.
Among youth ages 17 or younger, black youth were five times as likely as white youth to be victims of homicide.
School was the most common place for violent victimizations against teens to occur. A higher percentage of violent crimes against younger teens than against older teens occurred at or in school (53% versus 32%). Older teens (17%) were somewhat more likely than younger teens (15%) to be victimized at home.
Among older teens, the percentage of violent crime involving an intimate partner was 10 times higher for females than males (9% versus 0.6%). For younger teens, the percentage of females was not statistically different from that of males.
Approximately one in sevem youths (13%) received unwanted sexual solicitations online.
4% of youth Internet users have been exposed to distressing sexual material while online.
One in 11, or 9% of youth Internet users said they have been harassed online.
Almost 40% of American adolescents have witnessed violence. Furthermore, 17% have been victims of physical assault; 9% have been victims of physically abusive punishment; and 8% have been victims of sexual assault.
Three in four American adolescents who have been sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well. 13% of sexual assaults were reported to police, 6 percent to child protective services, 5% to school authorities and 1.3% to other authorities. 86% of sexual assaults against adolescents went unreported.
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