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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The relative decline in juvenile simple assault arrest rates was greater for males (46%) than females (39%) between 2004 and 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Simple Assault by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 427.2 118.8
1981 416.7 118.2
1982 441.7 126.9
1983 447.2 130.9
1984 423.4 132.5
1985 501.0 158.1
1986 545.3 167.0
1987 603.0 188.6
1988 675.0 214.3
1989 753.3 237.7
1990 796.1 255.0
1991 848.9 279.8
1992 859.1 297.1
1993 907.8 338.0
1994 996.6 379.1
1995 990.3 399.7
1996 1,042.9 425.6
1997 1,051.8 455.3
1998 983.4 464.6
1999 945.8 442.6
2000 937.2 449.8
2001 938.9 466.7
2002 912.0 461.2
2003 914.9 470.0
2004 938.4 500.0
2005 936.7 492.0
2006 929.3 498.1
2007 899.9 484.0
2008 866.5 477.1
2009 826.8 454.3
2010 780.7 448.9
2011 708.3 413.3
2012 635.2 387.5

2013 562.3 340.2
2014 506.8 303.6

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=qa05241. 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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