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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

Year Total
1980 144.8
1981 130.7
1982 139.8
1983 113.1
1984 107.8
1985 97.8
1986 113.3
1987 88.3
1988 88.0
1989 80.2
1990 88.8
1991 78.9
1992 66.0
1993 57.5
1994 61.9
1995 67.4
1996 76.3
1997 77.4
1998 78.7
1999 63.8
2000 66.5
2001 61.4
2002 55.2
2003 50.8
2004 48.5
2005 46.2
2006 47.4
2007 49.2
2008 45.6
2009 40.8
2010 37.7
2011 34.2

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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