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Table 3 Characteristics by type of incident

From: The epidemiology of homicide perpetration by children

  Incident Type
Suspect was Caretaker Family Member Impulsive Shooting during Play Robbery Group Assault Other
Number of incidents 13 23 20 21 26 43
Number of victims 13 25 20 23 26 44
Number of child suspects 13 24 21 23 28 45
Incidents with only one suspect 100% 84% 80% 26% 15% 84%
Age of Youngest Suspect
 %13–14 54% 77% 52% 100% 82% 85%
Sex of Youngest Suspect
 % Male 77% 81% 95% 96% 86% 91%
Weapon
 % Firearm 0% 52% 100% 70% 68% 57%
 % Firearms are handguns -- 44% 37% 82% 83% 86%
Age of Victim
 % 0–4 92% 0% 5% 0% 0% 0%
 % 5–12 8% 8% 35% 0% 0% 11%
 % 13–19 0% 0% 50% 13% 35% 34%
 % 20+ 0% 92% 10% 87% 65% 55%