|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male and female juvenile arrest rates for motor vehicle theft displayed similar since 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft by Sex, 1980-2012
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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- Although both male and female juvenile arrest rates for motor vehicle theft peaked and then declined between 1980 and 2011, the male peak preceded the female peak by 5 years (1989 vs.1994).
- With a longer period of decline than the female rate, the male rate in 1999 fell to within 1% of its 1983 level, but the female rate was still 66% above this low point. By 2012, the male and female rates reached their lowest level in over 3 decades.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
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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