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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
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, 1980-2011

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 527.2 295.0

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 2011 (33% for males and 28% for females).
  • By 2011, the female arrest rate was twice the rate in 1980 while the male rate was 20% below the rate in 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05248. February 25, 2014.

 

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