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Juveniles in Court
Delinquency Case Rate Trends
The person offense case rate more than doubled between 1985 and 1997.

Delinquency Case Rates for Person Offenses, 1985-2010

Year All juveniles
1985 7.0
1986 7.6
1987 7.6
1988 8.1
1989 8.8
1990 10.0
1991 11.2
1992 12.0
1993 12.5
1994 13.4
1995 14.3
1996 14.1
1997 14.3
1998 13.8
1999 13.6
2000 13.1
2001 13.1
2002 12.9
2003 13.0
2004 13.2
2005 13.5
2006 13.0
2007 12.9
2008 12.6
2009 11.6
2010 11.0

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 9%) between its 1997 peak and 2000, then increased through 2005. By 2010, the rate rested at its lowest level since 1991.
  • In 2010, there were 11.0 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. April 17, 2013.

Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2009. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

 

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