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Juveniles in Court
Delinquency Case Rate Trends
The person offense case rate declined 26% between 2005 and 2011.

Delinquency Case Rates for Person Offenses, 1985-2011

Year All juveniles
1985 7.0
1986 7.6
1987 7.7
1988 8.1
1989 8.9
1990 10.0
1991 11.2
1992 12.1
1993 12.6
1994 13.5
1995 14.4
1996 14.2
1997 14.4
1998 13.9
1999 13.6
2000 13.0
2001 13.0
2002 12.8
2003 12.9
2004 13.1
2005 13.6
2006 13.0
2007 12.9
2008 12.6
2009 11.5
2010 10.9
2011 10.1

Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.

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  • The person offense case rate fell somewhat (down 11%) between its 1995 peak and 2002, and stayed within a limited range through 2005. By 2011, the rate rested at its lowest level since the early 1990s.
  • In 2011, there were 10 person offense cases processed by juvenile courts for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06231. May 22, 2014.

Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2011. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

 

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