Delinquency Case Rate Trends
Despite a slight increase between 1985 and 1991, the property offense case rate declined from the mid-1990s though 2012.
Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses, 1985-2012
Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
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- Between 1991 and 2012, the property offense case rate declined 60%. As a result, the rate in 2012 was nearly half of the rate in 1985.
- Property offense case rates are higher than the rates for other offenses. In 2012, for example, juvenile courts processed 13.1 property offense cases for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction, compared with 9.4 public order offense cases, 9.4 person offense cases, and 4.7 drug offense cases.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
February 20, 2015.
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