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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
In 2011, the male robbery arrest rate was at its lowest level since 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Robbery by Sex, 1980-2011

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Robbery by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Robbery by Sex

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 2011 rested at a level 1% 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 2011, the juvenile male robbery arrest rate was more than 9 times the female rate.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05234. 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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