|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile female arrest rates for burglary declined less than male rates.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Sex, 1980-2011
|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 2011, the male rate fell 76% while the female rate dropped 54%.
- The rate for males reached a previous low in 2005, increased through 2008, and then fell 24% by 2011 to its lowest level since at least 1980.
- For females, the rate also increased (15%) between 2005 and 2008, and then fell (27%) by 2011.
- As a result of these declines, both rates in 2011 were at their lowest level since 1980.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
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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