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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The decline in the juvenile arrest rate for drunkenness continued through 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drunkenness, 1980-2014

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
2012 29.7

2013 22.8
2014 19.3

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

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