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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For both males and females, the juvenile arrest rate for arson reached a peak in 1994 and then declined more than 70% by 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 41.6 5.3
1981 41.8 4.7
1982 36.9 5.6
1983 36.7 4.5
1984 40.4 4.5
1985 40.9 4.8
1986 39.5 4.9
1987 37.9 4.9
1988 43.7 5.1
1989 43.1 5.2
1990 44.4 5.2
1991 50.1 5.3
1992 50.9 6.7
1993 49.4 7.8
1994 57.7 8.8
1995 51.8 8.1
1996 49.1 6.8
1997 50.5 7.2
1998 43.5 5.8
1999 41.5 6.1
2000 39.4 5.9
2001 44.4 6.2
2002 37.8 5.4
2003 37.9 6.0
2004 35.4 6.0
2005 36.9 6.4
2006 37.2 6.4
2007 33.6 4.9
2008 30.6 4.7
2009 25.3 4.2
2010 21.5 3.6
2011 23.1 4.3
2012 20.4 4.0

2013 17.8 3.4
2014 15.0 2.3

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=qa05240. 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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