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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
From the mid-1980s into the late-1990s, juvenile arrest rates for disorderly conduct rose sharply for males and females.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct by Sex, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct 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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  • Between 1984 and 1996, the male arrest rate for disorderly conduct increased 97% and the female rate increased 192%.
  • Following a decline between 1996 and 2000, the rates increased for both groups between 2000 and 2006 (16% for males and 46% for females) and then declined through 2012 (43% for males and 37% for females).
  • By 2012, the female arrest rate was 78% above its 1980 level while the male rate was 31% below the rate in 1980.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05248. December 09, 2014.


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