|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, 1980-2010
|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 2010 (25% for males and 21% for females).
- By 2010, the female arrest rate was more than twice the rate in 1980 while the male rate was 10% below the rate in 1980.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
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