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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Unlike most other offense categories, arrest rates for running away are higher for females than for males.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Running Away by Sex, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Running Away by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Running Away by Sex

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
**As of data year 2010, the FBI no longer reports arrests for running away.

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  • Male and female juvenile arrest rates for running away have declined steadily since 1994. Between 1994 and 2009, the rate for males fell 65% and the rate for females fell 68%.
  • More than half (55%) of juvenile arrests for running away in 2009 involved a female.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05250. December 09, 2014.


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