|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male and female juvenile arrest rates for motor vehicle theft displayed similar trends in the 1980s and 1990s, first increasing then decreasing.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft by Sex, 1980-2010
|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 2010, 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 2010, the male and female rates reached their lowest level in over 3 decades.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Adams, B. (2012). Juvenile Arrests 2009
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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