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Victim-offender relationship in youth homicides by age of victim

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Violent Crime Victimization

Q: How does the victim-offender relationship vary with victim age in homicide cases?

A: Of the estimated 13,670 juveniles murdered between 2011 and 2020, most victims under age 6 were killed by a family member (typically a parent), while family members were rarely involved in the killing of juveniles age 15-17.