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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile female arrest rates for burglary declined less than male rates.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Sex, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary 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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  • The large decline in the juvenile burglary arrest rate was primarily the result of a decline in juvenile male arrests. Between 1980 and 2012, the male rate fell 79% while the female rate dropped 59%.
  • The rate for males reached a previous low in 2005, increased through 2008, and then fell 34% by 2012 to its lowest level since at least 1980.
  • For females, the rate also increased (15%) between 2005 and 2008, and then fell (36%) by 2012.
  • As a result of these declines, both rates in 2012 were at their lowest level since 1980.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05237. 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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