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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for rape increased for white (26%) and black (18%) youth between 2013 and 2014 but declined for American Indian (11%) and Asian (39%) youth.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Rape* by Race, 1980-2014

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 7.9 56.1 16.9 7.2
1981 7.8 60.0 6.4 1.9
1982 8.6 61.0 16.5 5.3
1983 8.9 63.1 12.2 3.6
1984 10.8 69.6 15.0 2.7
1985 11.8 68.1 13.4 3.3
1986 11.5 74.0 11.7 3.8
1987 11.1 74.3 8.5 3.5
1988 12.3 66.7 11.0 4.2
1989 14.1 68.4 14.9 3.8
1990 14.0 64.5 13.8 5.3
1991 15.8 64.5 9.7 5.1
1992 14.7 63.5 19.6 5.3
1993 15.2 60.4 13.7 3.3
1994 14.3 53.4 21.8 4.6
1995 12.7 52.6 10.0 3.9
1996 13.1 47.8 13.6 3.6
1997 12.6 45.8 11.2 3.5
1998 12.6 40.7 14.4 3.3
1999 11.9 32.2 12.3 4.4
2000 10.8 30.4 9.1 1.9
2001 10.5 32.3 6.7 3.1
2002 11.0 30.8 10.8 3.0
2003 9.9 25.9 12.4 2.4
2004 10.1 25.7 10.6 2.2
2005 9.7 23.8 7.3 1.6
2006 8.8 21.0 7.5 1.8
2007 8.5 22.4 5.8 2.2
2008 8.0 20.8 4.7 1.1
2009 7.8 18.4 3.9 2.1
2010 7.0 18.2 4.5 1.1
2011 7.0 17.7 2.8 1.3
2012 6.4 15.4 5.2 1.6

2013 6.7 16.8 4.5 1.3
2014 8.4 19.8 4.0 0.8

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.

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05263. 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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