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Juveniles in Court
Delinquency Case Rate Trends
For all racial groups, property offense case rates reached a peak in the early 1990s then declined through 2012.

Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses by Race, 1985-2012

Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses by Race

Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses by Race

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

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  • Property offense case rates peaked in 1991 for white juveniles, 1992 for American Indian juveniles, 1994 for Asian/NHPI juveniles, and 1995 for black juveniles. The increase between 1985 and the peak year was the greatest for Asians/NHPI youth (41%), followed by black juveniles (33%), American Indian juveniles (20%), and whites (19%).
  • For most racial groups, the rates dropped quickly after their peaks. By 2012, the rates for American Indian juveniles and Asian/NHPI juveniles were 79% and 72% below their respective peaks. The rates for white juveniles and black juveniles were 63% and 50% below their respective peaks.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06252. February 20, 2015.


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