|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male arrests drove juvenile murder arrest rate trends between 1980 and 2010.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Murder 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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- Male and female arrest rates for murder followed similar patterns between 1980 and 2010. The rate for females peaked in 1994, 61% above its 1980 level. For males, the peak year in the arrest rate for murder was 1993 - 128% above its 1980 level.
- The rates declined since the mid 1990s so that by 2010, the rates for both were substantially below their levels of the early 1980s.
- Females accounted for 10% of all juvenile murder arrests in 2010.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Adams, B. (2012). Juvenile Arrests 2009
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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