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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
With few exceptions, the juvenile arrest rate for arson declined steadily since 1994; by 2014, the rate reached its lowest point since at least 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson, 1980-2014

Year Total
1980 23.9
1981 23.6
1982 21.6
1983 21.0
1984 22.9
1985 23.3
1986 22.6
1987 21.8
1988 24.9
1989 24.7
1990 25.3
1991 28.3
1992 29.4
1993 29.2
1994 33.9
1995 30.5
1996 28.5
1997 29.4
1998 25.2
1999 24.3
2000 23.1
2001 25.8
2002 22.0
2003 22.4
2004 21.1
2005 22.0
2006 22.2
2007 19.6
2008 18.0
2009 15.0
2010 12.8
2011 13.9
2012 12.4

2013 10.8
2014 8.8

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=qa05210. 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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