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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For all racial groups, juvenile arrest rates for burglary declined substantially between 1980 and 2011.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Race, 1980-2011

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 2011, the burglary arrest rate declined 89% for Asian youth, 87% for American Indian youth, 78% for whites, and 67% for blacks. As a result, rates for Asian and white youth in 2011 were at their lowest levels of the 32-year period.
  • After falling to its lowest level of the 32 year period in 2004, the burglary arrest rate for black juveniles increased through 2008, then fell in 2011 to a level just 8% above the 2004 low point.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05267. February 25, 2014.

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

 

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