|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The Violent Crime Index arrest rate declined for all racial groups since 2005; the declines were greater for Asian (56%) and American Indian (51%) youth than for white (45%) and black (38%) youth.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Violent Crime Index offenses by Race, 1980-2014
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 0-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity may be of any race, i.e., white, black, American Indian, or Asian. Arrests of Hispanics are not reported separately.
The Violent Crime Index includes the offenses of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
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
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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