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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male and female juvenile arrest rates for drunkenness in 2014 were at their lowest level since at least 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drunkenness by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 245.2 40.1
1981 220.1 37.3
1982 234.7 40.6
1983 186.9 35.8
1984 177.4 34.9
1985 160.1 32.5
1986 187.4 35.5
1987 144.5 29.2
1988 144.5 28.5
1989 130.6 27.2
1990 146.2 28.3
1991 129.9 25.2
1992 107.4 22.3
1993 93.5 19.6
1994 100.6 21.1
1995 110.2 22.2
1996 122.6 27.5
1997 125.4 26.7
1998 124.8 30.2
1999 99.7 25.9
2000 103.8 27.2
2001 93.9 27.1
2002 84.0 24.8
2003 75.8 24.5
2004 72.6 23.1
2005 68.5 22.6
2006 69.1 24.5
2007 71.4 25.8
2008 67.5 22.6
2009 59.4 21.3
2010 53.9 20.8
2011 49.2 18.4
2012 42.0 16.8

2013 32.7 12.6
2014 26.9 11.2

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

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05247. 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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