|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for all offenses reached its highest level in the last two decades in 1996, and then declined 65% by 2014.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for All Crimes, 1980-2014
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 13, 2015.
Data source: Arrest estimates for 1980-2012 developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and disseminated through "Arrest Data Analysis Tool." Online. Available from the BJS
Arrest estimates for 2013 and 2014 developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on data published in the FBI's Crime in the United States reports [Tables 29, 39, and 40]. These are preliminary estimates that will be updated upon release of final estimates on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Arrest Data Analysis Tool.
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