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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Despite increases during the 1990s, male and female juvenile arrest rates for drunkenness in 2011 were well below their 1980 levels.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drunkenness by Sex, 1980-2011

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

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

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  • In 2011, the male juvenile arrest rate for drunkenness was 80% below its 1980 rate and the female rate was 54% lower.
  • In 2011, the juvenile male arrest rate for drunkenness was more than double the female rate.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05247. February 25, 2014.

 

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