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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The 2011 juvenile male arrest rate for forcible rape was 44% below the rate in 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Forcible Rape by Sex, 1980-2011

Year Males Females
1980 28.7 0.6
1981 29.3 0.5
1982 31.2 0.5
1983 32.1 0.4
1984 36.9 0.4
1985 37.6 0.7
1986 38.9 0.8
1987 38.2 0.9
1988 38.0 0.8
1989 41.4 1.0
1990 40.3 0.8
1991 42.8 0.9
1992 40.9 0.9
1993 40.8 0.8
1994 37.5 0.8
1995 34.8 0.8
1996 34.2 0.6
1997 32.5 0.7
1998 31.2 0.6
1999 28.0 0.6
2000 25.8 0.3
2001 26.0 0.4
2002 25.9 0.8
2003 23.3 0.5
2004 23.2 0.7
2005 22.1 0.5
2006 20.0 0.3
2007 20.0 0.4
2008 18.7 0.3
2009 17.6 0.4
2010 16.2 0.4
2011 15.9 0.4

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 2011, falling 63%.
  • Females constitute a small share of juvenile arrests for forcible rape. In 2011, just 2% of all juvenile arrests for forcible rape involved a female.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05233. February 25, 2014.

Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

 

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