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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for rape increased 19% between 2013 and 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Rape*, 1980-2014

Year Total
1980 14.9
1981 15.2
1982 16.2
1983 16.6
1984 19.1
1985 19.6
1986 20.3
1987 20.0
1988 19.9
1989 21.7
1990 21.1
1991 22.4
1992 21.4
1993 21.3
1994 19.7
1995 18.3
1996 17.8
1997 17.0
1998 16.3
1999 14.7
2000 13.4
2001 13.5
2002 13.7
2003 12.2
2004 12.2
2005 11.6
2006 10.4
2007 10.4
2008 9.7
2009 9.2
2010 8.5
2011 8.3
2012 7.6

2013 8.0
2014 9.6

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.

The new definition of rape went into effect in 2013. The revised definition expands rape to include both male and female victims, and reflects the various forms of sexual penetration understood to be rape, especially nonconsenting acts of sodomy, and sexual assaults with objects.

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05203. 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 website.

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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