|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for burglary declined consistently and substantially (74%) between 1980 and 2010.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary, 1980-2010
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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- Unique in the set of Property Crime Index offenses, the juvenile arrest rate for burglary declined almost consistently and fell substantially between 1980 and 2010, down 74%.
- This large fall in juvenile burglary arrests from 1980 through 2010 was not replicated in the adult statistics. For example, between 2001 and 2010, the number of juvenile burglary arrests fell 27%, while adult burglary arrests increased 11%.
- In 1980, 45% of all burglary arrests were arrests of a juvenile; in 2010, reflecting the greater decline in juvenile arrests, just 23% of burglary arrests were juvenile arrests.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Adams, B. (2012). Juvenile Arrests 2009
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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