Presents population-based epidemiological information about the characteristics of juvenile offenders who commit sex offenses against minors. The authors analyzed data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and provided topical statistics highlighting the fact that juveniles account for more than one-third (35.6 percent) of this type of offender. Findings may support the development of research-based interventions and policies to reduce sexual assault and child molestation as perpetrated by juvenile offenders.
Crimes Against Children Research Center
Juvenile Justice Bulletin
United States Department of Justice
Finkelhor, David; Ormrod, Richard and Chaffin, Mark. Juveniles who commit sex offenses against minors. Juvenile Justice Bulletin – NCJ227763 (1-12pgs). Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office.