Delinquency Case Rate Trends
Despite a slight increase between 1985 and 1991, the property offense case rate declined from the mid-1990s though 2013.
Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses, 1985-2013
Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
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- Between 1991 and 2013, the property offense case rate declined 64%. As a result, the rate in 2013 was less than half of the rate in 1985.
- Property offense case rates are higher than the rates for other offenses. In 2013, for example, juvenile courts processed 11.7 property offense cases for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction, compared with 8.7 public order offense cases, 8.9 person offense cases, and 4.5 drug offense cases.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
April 17, 2015.
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