|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male juvenile larceny-theft arrest rates generally declined throughout the late 1980s but female rates declined only after 1996.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Larceny-theft 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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- In 1980, 26% of juveniles arrested for larceny-theft were female; by 2011, this proportion had grown to 44%.
- Although larceny-theft arrest rates dropped for male and female juveniles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the prior increases for females resulted in their 2006 rate being just 11% below their 1980 rate, whereas the 2006 rate for males was 55% below their 1980 rate.
- By 2011, the rate for males reached its lowest point since at least 1980 while the female rate increased 31% between 2006 and 2009, before decreasing 23% by 2011.
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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