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.
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.