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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
After a period of substantial growth through the 1990s, the juvenile arrest rate for drug abuse violations generally declined through 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drug Abuse Violations, 1980-2014

Year Total
1980 357.7
1981 302.7
1982 307.9
1983 268.7
1984 291.7
1985 330.3
1986 293.0
1987 317.5
1988 382.3
1989 415.0
1990 296.6
1991 287.5
1992 313.5
1993 385.1
1994 533.1
1995 642.4
1996 683.4
1997 684.5
1998 630.6
1999 592.4
2000 602.3
2001 603.8
2002 553.8
2003 581.5
2004 566.4
2005 562.6
2006 573.9
2007 570.5
2008 528.4
2009 504.7
2010 507.0
2011 444.1
2012 420.6

2013 365.4
2014 332.4

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=qa05214. 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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