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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For all racial groups, juvenile arrest rates for burglary declined substantially between 1980 and 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Race, 1980-2014

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 664.8 1,287.4 685.5 328.2
1981 639.9 1,282.3 586.7 308.1
1982 620.5 1,235.5 598.1 288.7
1983 562.4 1,063.2 461.2 212.4
1984 523.4 903.3 482.6 172.3
1985 559.5 917.0 496.3 198.2
1986 541.8 913.6 461.3 185.4
1987 529.7 864.4 502.1 199.1
1988 527.0 855.8 530.2 247.9
1989 524.2 807.4 534.3 173.4
1990 494.3 742.6 507.2 203.4
1991 507.5 720.4 554.3 228.9
1992 481.3 735.1 446.1 219.5
1993 450.0 705.9 503.3 188.3
1994 454.0 728.2 491.4 171.0
1995 420.7 695.3 468.7 165.4
1996 417.4 631.5 475.3 173.9
1997 387.7 617.6 420.5 170.6
1998 341.4 544.0 336.9 136.9
1999 281.4 473.5 272.1 116.6
2000 270.5 446.9 235.3 95.0
2001 251.4 416.1 223.9 80.6
2002 235.4 407.0 195.4 81.9
2003 226.7 399.5 207.7 73.3
2004 215.3 394.8 181.9 61.7
2005 199.3 418.7 143.9 48.1
2006 211.4 448.7 164.1 58.9
2007 204.0 460.4 147.8 51.4
2008 203.4 510.9 120.0 54.9
2009 177.2 491.3 110.0 42.6
2010 157.1 423.1 85.4 39.9
2011 145.4 427.9 86.9 35.1
2012 124.7 382.6 77.4 40.3

2013 101.7 328.9 71.3 28.3
2014 90.1 307.8 61.0 23.8

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=qa05267. 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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