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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For all racial groups, juvenile arrest rates for burglary declined substantially between 1980 and 2012.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Race, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 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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  • Between 1980 and 2012, the burglary arrest rate declined 89% for American Indian youth, 88% for Asian youth, 81% for whites, and 70% for blacks. As a result, rates for American Indian, white, and black youth in 2012 were at their lowest levels of the 33-year period.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05267. December 09, 2014.

Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


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