Delinquency Case Rate Trends
The total delinquency case rate increased gradually from 1985 into the late 1990s and then declined through 2010.
Delinquency Case Rates for All Delinquency Offenses, 1985-2010
Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06230. April 17, 2013.
Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2009. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.