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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
After years of stability, the arrest rate for curfew and loitering more than doubled for male and female juveniles between 1988 and 1998.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Curfew and Loitering by Sex, 1980-2011

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Curfew and Loitering by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Curfew and Loitering 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 1988 and 1998, the juvenile male arrest rate for curfew and loitering increased 110% and the female rate increased 168%.
  • Since their peak, the rate declined in equal proportions for both groups through 2011 (down 61% for males since 1996 and down 62% for females since 1998).
  • Despite these declines the female arrest rate in 2011 was 27% above the rate in 1980 while the male rate was 8% below the rate in 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05249. February 25, 2014.

 

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