|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for rape increased considerably for males and females between 2013 and 2014.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Rape* by Sex, 1980-2014
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
The new definition of rape went into effect in 2013. The revised definition expands rape to include both male and female victims, and reflects the various forms of sexual penetration understood to be rape, especially nonconsenting acts of sodomy, and sexual assaults with objects.
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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
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
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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