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OJJDP Updates the Statistical Briefing Book's Frequently Asked Questions

January 31, 2012

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP's) has made updates to the Statistical Briefing Book's (SBB's) frequently asked questions (FAQs) section. These FAQs provide answers to the most commonly asked questions about juvenile offending, victimization of juveniles, and involvement of youth in the juvenile justice system.

Recent FAQ updates included information on the juvenile population profile, juvenile homicide rates, juvenile suicide rates, murders committed by juvenile offenders , information on juveniles in court , juvenile arrest rates, characteristics of juveniles in corrections, and more.

The SBB offers easy access to a wealth of information about juvenile crime and victimization and about youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the SBB provides timely and reliable answers to questions OJJDP most frequently receives from media, policymakers, and the general public.

Resources:

To view the OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book, visit www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/.

Read updated FAQs, at www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/faqs.html.

 

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