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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
In 2014, both the male and female juvenile robbery arrest rate were at their lowest level since at least 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Robbery by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 264.4 20.6
1981 266.5 21.0
1982 251.0 18.8
1983 236.9 17.5
1984 222.7 16.2
1985 222.1 16.8
1986 217.0 16.9
1987 200.8 15.6
1988 210.8 18.2
1989 245.8 23.8
1990 259.2 25.5
1991 282.3 28.2
1992 283.7 28.2
1993 297.2 30.6
1994 324.6 34.5
1995 321.5 34.6
1996 281.6 31.4
1997 223.9 24.5
1998 187.4 20.4
1999 161.4 17.6
2000 147.7 15.8
2001 140.9 14.6
2002 129.4 13.0
2003 131.8 13.3
2004 130.4 14.7
2005 149.2 16.2
2006 178.9 19.6
2007 176.6 19.9
2008 183.6 19.6
2009 164.8 19.3
2010 142.2 16.2
2011 126.1 13.1
2012 113.4 13.3

2013 109.4 12.1
2014 101.4 11.9

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.

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

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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