|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
In 2012, the male robbery arrest rate was at its lowest level since at least 1980, while the female rate was just 2% above its 2002 lowpoint.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Robbery by Sex, 1980-2012
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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- Juvenile male and female robbery arrest rates both decreased through the late 1980s and climbed to a peak in the mid-1990s. By 2002, the female robbery arrest rate had fallen to its lowest level since at least 1980, increased again through the mid 2000s and in 2012 rested at a level 2% higher than in 2002. Despite a similar pattern of increase in the 2000s, the male arrest rate currently sits at its lowest level since 1980.
- In 2012, the juvenile male robbery arrest rate was more than 8 times the female rate.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 09, 2014.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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