UA-174898256-1 Crimes Against Children Research Center


General Child Victimization

Fact Sheet

Robbery and Theft - (Property Crime) [click here for a printer-friendly version in pdf]

Youth are substantially more likely to be robbed or have property stolen than adults.

School is the most common location for juvenile property victimizations.

Juvenile property crimes are different from adult property crimes.

Few juvenile property crime victimizations get reported to police.

Property crime rates are declining.

Finkelhor, D. and Ormrod, R. (2000). Juvenile Victims of Property Crimes.  Washington, DC: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.