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Juveniles in Court
Juvenile Court Cases
Q: How has the delinquency caseload grown over the past 4 decades?
A: The 2010 juvenile court delinquency caseload was more than 3 times the caseload in 1960.
Delinquency cases disposed, 1960-2010

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  • On any given day in 2010, juvenile courts handled 3,700 delinquency cases. In comparison, in 1960 approximately 1,100 delinquency cases were processed daily.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/qa06204.asp?qaDate=2010. Released on April 17, 2013.

Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2010 (forthcoming). Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

 

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