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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The decline in the juvenile arrest rate for drunkenness continued through 2011.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drunkenness, 1980-2011

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drunkenness

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 drunkenness fell 60% between 1980 and 1993.
  • Following an increase through 1998, the juvenile arrest rate for drunkenness declined 57% through 2011, reaching its lowest level since at least 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05217. February 25, 2014.

 

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