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Prevalence of sexual victimization reported by adjudicated juveniles, by type of incident and youth demographics

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Victimization in Juvenile Facilities

Q: Does the rate of sexual victimization in juvenile facilities vary by victim demographics?

A: Yes. Hispanic youth were less likely than white youth to report sexual victimization while in a juvenile facility, and lesbian/gay/bisexual youth were more likely to report sexual victimization than heterosexual youth.