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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The male juvenile arrest rate for vandalism in 2011 was 50% below its 1980 level while the female rate decreased in the late 2000s to return to its 1980 level.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Vandalism by Sex, 1980-2011

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

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.

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  • Between 1994 and 2011, the male arrest rate for vandalism declined 61% and the female rate fell 42%.
  • In 2011, the male arrest rate for vandalism was more than five times the female rate.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05242. February 25, 2014.

 

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