|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The 2010 juvenile male arrest rate for forcible rape was 43% below the rate in 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Forcible Rape 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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- After an increase throughout the 1980s, the juvenile male arrest rate for forcible rape declined continuously between 1991 and 2010, falling 62%.
- Females constitute a small share of juvenile arrests for forcible rape. In 2010, just 2% of all juvenile arrests for forcible rape involved a female.
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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