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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Similar to the trends for other violent crimes, the juvenile arrest rate for aggravated assault reached a new historic low in 2014, down 50% since 2005.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Aggravated Assault, 1980-2014

Year Total
1980 129.6
1981 128.5
1982 133.9
1983 128.0
1984 133.2
1985 145.6
1986 158.0
1987 158.4
1988 188.2
1989 217.2
1990 233.3
1991 240.7
1992 257.8
1993 268.8
1994 282.0
1995 275.7
1996 244.5
1997 240.3
1998 224.2
1999 209.1
2000 198.2
2001 192.9
2002 181.9
2003 177.5
2004 174.5
2005 177.0
2006 174.9
2007 165.6
2008 163.2
2009 146.8
2010 132.2
2011 120.6
2012 108.2

2013 96.2
2014 88.3

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

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05205. 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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