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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for disorderly conduct in 2011 was at its lowest level in more than 20 years.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct, 1980-2011

Year Total
1980 408.9
1981 395.5
1982 449.7
1983 369.2
1984 322.3
1985 333.8
1986 348.5
1987 367.2
1988 420.1
1989 433.5
1990 429.2
1991 467.9
1992 469.3
1993 495.0
1994 567.4
1995 572.6
1996 689.6
1997 679.9
1998 564.2
1999 507.8
2000 485.7
2001 491.1
2002 568.7
2003 564.7
2004 578.8
2005 593.7
2006 605.0
2007 589.5
2008 552.7
2009 501.8
2010 461.7
2011 413.9

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 disorderly conduct more than doubled between 1984 and 1996, then fell 30% by 2000.
  • Between 2000 and 2006, the juvenile arrest rate for disorderly conduct increased 25% and then fell 32% in the last 5 years, resting at its lowest level since the late 1980s.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05218. February 25, 2014.

 

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