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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
In 2014, the male arrest rate for aggravated assault reached its lowest level since at least 1980 while the female arrest rate for aggravated assault in 2014 was 14% above its 1980 low-point.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Aggravated Assault by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 215.2 40.3
1981 212.5 40.8
1982 219.8 44.0
1983 209.6 42.5
1984 216.8 45.7
1985 239.8 46.6
1986 260.3 50.6
1987 260.8 50.7
1988 310.9 58.9
1989 360.5 66.3
1990 385.1 73.4
1991 397.9 75.0
1992 419.0 87.8
1993 431.1 97.4
1994 447.1 107.7
1995 430.7 112.1
1996 379.9 101.6
1997 370.1 103.3
1998 339.7 102.3
1999 315.7 96.7
2000 295.7 95.3
2001 287.0 93.6
2002 269.5 89.6
2003 263.5 87.0
2004 259.0 85.4
2005 262.2 87.3
2006 260.9 84.4
2007 247.9 79.0
2008 243.2 79.1
2009 215.5 74.5
2010 193.9 67.5
2011 176.5 61.9
2012 156.6 57.6

2013 139.3 51.2
2014 128.7 46.0

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=qa05235. 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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