Presents findings from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence, the most comprehensive survey to date of children’s exposure to violence in the United States. The survey was conducted between January and May 2008, and surveyed more than 4,500 children or their parents or adult caregivers regarding their past-year and lifetime exposure to violence. This Bulletin discusses the survey’s findings regard children’s direct and indirect exposure to specific categories of violence, how exposure to violence changes as children grow up, and the prevalence and incidence of multiple and cumulative exposures to violence. It also discusses the implications of the survey findings for policymakers, researchers, and practitioners who work with juvenile victims of violence.
Crimes Against Children Research Center, Sociology
National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence
United States Department of Justice
Finkelhor, David; Turner, Heather; Ormrod, Richard; Hamby, Sherry L.; and Kracke, Kristen, "Children’s Exposure to Violence: A Comprehensive National Survey." (2009). National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence. 24.