child_rape_victims92

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By Patrick A. Langan, Ph.D. Caroline Wolf Harlow, Ph.D. BJS Statisticians According to the FBI, 109,062 forcible rapes of females were reported to the Nation's law enforcement agencies in 1992. A Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) survey of the States (including the District of Columbia) solicited data on victims' ages. Thirty-six States reported that they did not keep such statistics, and the remaining 15 responded with information on 26,427 female victims, or nearly a fourth the national total. Statistics from the BJS State survey revealed that: About 1 in 4 rape victims About 1 in 3 rape victims were under victims were under age 10 in Delaware age 13 in Delaware, Michigan Michigan, North Dakota age 11 in North Dakota age 16 in Nebraska, age 14 in Arkansas Pennsvlvania, Wisconsin age 15 in Alabama, age 17 in Alabama Pennsylvania, Wisconsin age 18 in the District age 16 in the District of of Columbia, Idaho Columbia, Idaho Female rape victims under age 18 Twelve States reported in sufficient detail to distinguish juvenile from adult rape victims. Their 20,824 victims comprised 20% of the national total. In the 12 States, 51% of female rape victims were juveniles under age 18. By comparison, females under 18 comprised 25% of the 1992 U.S. female population. Female rape victims under age 12 Two Federal statistical programs provide national measures of rape incidence: the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which records rapes reported to law enforcement agencies, and the BJS National Crime Victim- ization Survey (NCVS), which records reported and unre- ported rapes, based on Census Bureau interviews with the
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