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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Unlike the trends for most property crimes, the juvenile arrest rate for arson increased between 2010 and 2011.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson, 1980-2011

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

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 62% by 2010. The decline in the juvenile arrest rate for arson was interrupted in the last year as the rate increased 9% through 2011.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05210. February 25, 2014.

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

 

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