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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male and female arrest rates for weapons law violations followed similar patterns between 1980 and 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Weapons Law Violations by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 156.9 9.8
1981 164.5 10.6
1982 163.4 11.8
1983 156.1 11.0
1984 170.0 11.9
1985 189.7 14.5
1986 195.0 13.8
1987 191.8 15.5
1988 238.9 17.9
1989 259.2 18.8
1990 263.7 18.7
1991 314.6 22.8
1992 338.9 27.8
1993 373.1 33.9
1994 374.5 34.8
1995 331.9 31.4
1996 299.6 28.7
1997 290.1 31.0
1998 243.6 26.4
1999 221.6 25.2
2000 191.1 23.8
2001 190.2 24.9
2002 177.8 23.8
2003 196.1 26.2
2004 202.4 27.6
2005 225.7 28.8
2006 237.3 28.3
2007 221.6 25.3
2008 204.0 23.1
2009 172.9 21.2
2010 159.6 20.4
2011 144.7 17.7
2012 128.3 14.4

2013 111.4 13.5
2014 104.9 13.1

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=qa05243. 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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