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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile arrest rates for liquor law violations followed a similar pattern for males and females between 1980 and 2011.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Sex, 1980-2011

Year Males Females
1980 747.7 231.7
1981 727.3 227.1
1982 752.0 240.7
1983 673.5 239.5
1984 676.1 244.0
1985 713.2 269.5
1986 854.4 310.2
1987 839.2 327.6
1988 885.5 342.6
1989 799.6 326.6
1990 807.9 334.2
1991 731.0 296.5
1992 587.6 246.9
1993 550.3 231.8
1994 566.2 243.7
1995 578.9 249.5
1996 704.7 315.6
1997 601.9 274.9
1998 587.5 261.5
1999 573.7 267.9
2000 533.7 254.5
2001 432.4 214.1
2002 556.0 298.8
2003 497.4 281.5
2004 463.2 267.1
2005 453.5 268.3
2006 504.0 303.1
2007 495.9 312.6
2008 463.1 294.5
2009 392.2 258.3
2010 337.3 223.2
2011 309.9 215.2

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 2011, the male rate reached its lowest point since at least 1980. The female rate's decline in recent years brought the rate in 2011 back near the 2001 low point.
  • In 2011, the juvenile female arrest rate for liquor law violations was 7% below its 1980 level, while the male rate was 59% below the level in 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05246. February 25, 2014.

 

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