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Delinquency Case Rate Trends
The female delinquency case rate increased more - and declined less - than the male rate between 1985 and 2013.

Delinquency Case Rates for All Delinquency Offenses by Sex, 1985-2013

Delinquency Case Rates for All Delinquency Offenses by Sex

Delinquency Case Rates for All Delinquency Offenses by Sex

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

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  • For both males and females, the delinquency case rate increased from 1985 through the mid-1990s. For males, the rate increased 39% to reach a peak in 1996 then fell 50% by 2013, resting at its lowest level since at least 1985. Comparatively, the female rate reached a peak in 1997, 78% above the 1985 rate. This increase was followed by a 38% decline between 1997 and 2013.
  • The disparity between male and female delinquency case rates declined between 1985 and 2013. In 1985, the delinquency case rate for males was 4 times greater than the rate for females; by 2013, the male rate was about 2.5 times the female rate - 47.8 compared with 19.2.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06240. April 17, 2015.


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