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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
In 2014, the juvenile male arrest rate for Violent Crime Index offenses was 4 times the female rate.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Violent Crime Index Offenses by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 518.7 62.3
1981 520.1 63.6
1982 513.0 64.4
1983 487.5 61.5
1984 484.7 63.2
1985 509.0 65.2
1986 526.9 69.1
1987 511.2 68.5
1988 575.2 79.0
1989 665.7 92.4
1990 705.8 100.9
1991 745.1 105.2
1992 764.3 118.2
1993 792.6 130.4
1994 831.8 144.5
1995 806.5 148.9
1996 712.0 134.8
1997 640.4 129.4
1998 569.9 124.3
1999 512.9 115.5
2000 475.3 112.2
2001 460.5 109.4
2002 431.6 104.3
2003 424.9 101.7
2004 418.3 101.3
2005 440.0 104.8
2006 466.6 104.7
2007 451.6 99.9
2008 452.3 99.5
2009 404.2 94.7
2010 357.6 84.7
2011 323.0 75.8
2012 288.4 71.5

2013 267.9 64.5
2014 252.0 59.1

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population. The Violent Crime Index includes the offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05231. 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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