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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for driving under the influence declined for the fifth consecutive year, resting at a level in 2011 that was 71% below that of 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Driving Under the Influence, 1980-2011

Year Total
1980 106.3
1981 101.3
1982 110.5
1983 103.1
1984 87.7
1985 86.4
1986 101.5
1987 88.5
1988 89.3
1989 75.1
1990 74.6
1991 66.4
1992 52.0
1993 46.4
1994 46.2
1995 49.5
1996 58.9
1997 62.5
1998 65.6
1999 69.3
2000 64.5
2001 62.3
2002 64.0
2003 61.0
2004 57.5
2005 52.1
2006 57.1
2007 52.3
2008 46.7
2009 39.8
2010 35.7
2011 30.3

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

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  • The juvenile arrest rate for driving under the influence was cut in half between 1980 and 1994, falling 57%. Following this decline through 1994, the juvenile arrest rate for driving under the influence increased 50% between 1994 and 1999, then fell 56% between 1999 and 2011.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05215. February 25, 2014.

 

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