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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, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson by Sex

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 (65% and 55%, respectively).
  • The 2010 female arson rate reached was at its lowest level since at least 1980, while the male rate reached its lowest level of the 33-year period in 2012.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05240. 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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