|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For both males and females, the juvenile arrest rate for arson reached a peak in 1994 and then declined.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson 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 female juvenile arrest rate for arson increased sharply between 1991 and 1994 (66%).
- Since reaching a peak in 1994, the juvenile arson arrest rate for male and female youth declined at a similar pace (60% and 51%, respectively).
- In 2010, the rates for both male and female juveniles reached their lowest levels since at least 1980, but increased in 2011 (7% for males and 20% for females).
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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