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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for weapons law violations declined for the eighth consecutive year, falling 56% since 2006.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Weapons Law Violations, 1980-2014

Year Total
1980 84.9
1981 89.2
1982 89.3
1983 85.2
1984 92.8
1985 104.2
1986 106.6
1987 105.9
1988 131.3
1989 142.1
1990 144.4
1991 172.6
1992 187.6
1993 208.1
1994 209.2
1995 185.7
1996 167.8
1997 164.1
1998 138.0
1999 126.1
2000 109.7
2001 109.7
2002 102.8
2003 113.4
2004 117.2
2005 129.8
2006 135.5
2007 125.9
2008 115.8
2009 98.9
2010 91.7
2011 82.7
2012 72.6

2013 63.5
2014 60.0

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=qa05213. 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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