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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Following an increase between 2010 and 2011, the juvenile arrest rate for arson fell 11% between 2011 and 2012.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson

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

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  • After being relatively stable for most of the 1980s, the juvenile arrest rate for arson grew 34% between 1990 and 1994.
  • The juvenile arrest rate for arson declined substantially since 1994, falling 63% through 2012. Despite a recent increase between 2010 and 2011, the juvenile arrest rate for arson in 2012 was at its lowest level since at least 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05210. December 09, 2014.

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

 

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