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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for forcible rape in 2011 was one-third its 1991 peak.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Forcible Rape, 1980-2011

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

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

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  • Between 1980 and the peak in 1991, the juvenile arrest rate for forcible rape increased 50%.
  • After 1991, the forcible rape arrest rate gradually fell, resting at a level in 2011 that was 63% below the 1991 peak. In fact, the 2,800 estimated juvenile arrests for forcible rape in 2011 were the fewest such arrests since at least 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05203. February 25, 2014.

Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

 

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