Kidnaping of Juveniles: Patterns from NIBRS Juvenile Justice Bulletin

This Bulletin describes the offense of kidnaping of juveniles, using 1997 National Incidence-Based Reporting System data. Among other significant findings, the analysis reveals that such abductions are relatively uncommon, that there are three distinct kinds of perpetrators, and that the rate of juvenile kidnaping peaks in the afternoon.

The better we understand this serious crime, the more effective our efforts will be to prevent and respond to it. National Incidence-Based Reporting System promises to be an important tool in that process.

Authoring Organization: 
United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Deli

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