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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Between 1989 and 2014, the juvenile arrest rate for motor vehicle theft fell 89%, so that the rate in 2014 was near its lowest level since at least 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft, 1980-2014

Year Total
1980 201.6
1981 169.8
1982 156.8
1983 142.3
1984 149.7
1985 180.8
1986 217.5
1987 244.1
1988 304.7
1989 343.5
1990 333.2
1991 323.1
1992 305.2
1993 299.0
1994 295.5
1995 265.9
1996 234.9
1997 208.7
1998 167.3
1999 154.5
2000 153.6
2001 144.5
2002 135.8
2003 130.7
2004 115.3
2005 110.4
2006 100.6
2007 85.9
2008 73.3
2009 59.0
2010 46.8
2011 41.8
2012 39.3

2013 36.7
2014 37.6

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=qa05209. 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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