|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For all racial groups, larceny-theft arrest rates in 2010 were well below the rates in 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Larceny-theft by Race, 1980-2010
|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 2006, arrest rates for larceny-theft declined substantially for all racial groups: 68% for Asians, 65% for American Indians, 49% for blacks, and 43% for whites.
- Since 2006, arrest rates for larceny-theft have been relatively stable, resting at or near the lowest level of the 31-year-period for all but black youth.
- In 2010, the black juvenile larceny-theft arrest rate was 2.3 times higher than the white rate, equivalent to the 1982 peak in black-white disparity for larceny-theft.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Adams, B. (2012). Juvenile Arrests 2009
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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