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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile vandalism arrest rates declined for both males and females since 2006; the decline was greater for males (62%) than for females (54%) during this period.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Vandalism by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 670.2 60.8
1981 629.2 58.8
1982 609.2 57.3
1983 609.5 59.0
1984 633.4 63.0
1985 675.5 66.7
1986 653.6 68.9
1987 673.7 70.2
1988 709.3 72.3
1989 736.5 77.3
1990 802.4 78.5
1991 854.4 82.1
1992 849.8 84.1
1993 819.7 92.4
1994 850.9 104.2
1995 758.5 97.9
1996 758.0 100.1
1997 719.1 101.6
1998 651.7 95.2
1999 588.4 85.3
2000 567.6 86.4
2001 515.0 82.7
2002 507.7 84.9
2003 508.7 87.0
2004 489.9 86.8
2005 499.8 84.8
2006 566.7 91.8
2007 538.6 88.4
2008 521.7 85.4
2009 444.1 74.2
2010 374.3 68.6
2011 332.0 60.7
2012 290.8 57.6

2013 236.5 46.6
2014 215.9 42.3

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=qa05242. 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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