|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for all crimes increased for both females and males between 1983 and 1997 - the increase was greater for females than for males during this period.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for All Crimes by Sex, 1980-2010
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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- Trends in the overall arrest rate followed similar patterns for female and male juveniles. For both groups, the rates increased between 1983 and 1997, and then declined through 2010. Since 1983, the female rate increased more (67% vs. 26%) and then declined less (28% vs. 45%) than the male rate.
- Following a decline (20% for males and 15% for females) between 2007 and 2010, the male rate was 35% below its 1980 level. The female rate in 2010, however, was 27% above the 1980 rate.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
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