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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male and female juvenile arrest rates for motor vehicle theft displayed similar trends between 1980 and 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 354.3 42.1
1981 297.1 36.7
1982 273.1 35.3
1983 248.2 31.5
1984 260.1 34.0
1985 313.4 41.6
1986 379.2 47.7
1987 425.2 53.6
1988 533.4 64.0
1989 601.0 72.3
1990 580.0 73.1
1991 557.2 76.1
1992 520.8 77.8
1993 502.4 84.2
1994 493.4 86.6
1995 440.5 81.5
1996 387.3 74.0
1997 340.1 69.9
1998 269.5 59.4
1999 251.2 52.3
2000 248.7 53.2
2001 233.6 50.4
2002 219.6 47.4
2003 211.8 45.3
2004 186.7 40.2
2005 178.8 38.5
2006 163.5 34.5
2007 139.5 29.5
2008 120.8 23.3
2009 95.6 20.4
2010 76.7 15.4
2011 68.8 13.5
2012 64.9 12.5

2013 59.4 13.0
2014 61.1 12.9

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05239. December 13, 2015.

Data source: Arrest estimates for 1980-2012 developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and disseminated through "Arrest Data Analysis Tool." Online. Available from the BJS website.

Arrest estimates for 2013 and 2014 developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on data published in the FBI's Crime in the United States reports [Tables 29, 39, and 40]. These are preliminary estimates that will be updated upon release of final estimates on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Arrest Data Analysis Tool.

 

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