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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile arrest rates for liquor law violations followed a similar pattern for males and females between 1980 and 2012.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Sex, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Sex

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

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  • Arrest rates for liquor law violations declined similarly for male (38%) and female (32%) juveniles between 1988 and 1993. Since 1993, both rates experienced periods of growth and decline. In 2012, the male rate reached its lowest point since at least 1980. The female rate's decline in recent years brought the rate in 2012 to its lowest level since at least 1980.
  • In 2012, the juvenile female arrest rate for liquor law violations was 18% below its 1980 level, while the male rate was 53% below the level in 1980.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05246. December 09, 2014.


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