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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile male arrest rate for disorderly conduct in 2014 was at its lowest point since at least 1980, while the female rate was 41% above its 1984 lowpoint.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct by Sex, 1980-2014

Year Males Females
1980 660.4 146.4
1981 646.0 133.6
1982 737.7 148.5
1983 595.9 132.0
1984 517.2 118.0
1985 529.7 128.2
1986 556.2 130.3
1987 580.7 142.6
1988 660.5 167.0
1989 677.2 176.7
1990 665.1 180.7
1991 730.3 191.3
1992 723.0 201.5
1993 752.0 223.8
1994 845.0 274.3
1995 852.2 277.5
1996 1,016.3 344.6
1997 981.2 361.9
1998 793.3 322.2
1999 712.4 291.7
2000 678.4 282.3
2001 673.2 299.1
2002 772.8 353.6
2003 757.8 361.3
2004 759.8 388.3
2005 777.7 400.0
2006 789.3 410.9
2007 766.7 403.2
2008 723.7 372.9
2009 652.6 343.3
2010 591.2 325.7
2011 527.2 294.9
2012 452.5 260.5

2013 375.7 208.2
2014 303.9 166.4

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

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