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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile motor vehicle theft arrest rates peaked around 1990 for all race groups. Between 1990 and 2014, rates fell more than 85% for each race group.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft by Race, 1980-2014

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 178.7 340.1 253.6 146.4
1981 151.9 282.9 188.1 98.5
1982 141.6 254.8 180.4 86.2
1983 126.3 244.2 137.0 78.5
1984 131.3 267.9 161.9 61.8
1985 153.3 353.6 197.1 76.1
1986 171.1 495.8 229.4 91.4
1987 184.8 589.3 237.8 129.9
1988 221.0 785.4 241.5 171.2
1989 244.2 911.6 340.7 149.0
1990 244.9 838.4 270.9 168.8
1991 238.9 807.4 283.1 159.3
1992 220.8 789.0 261.5 141.8
1993 212.0 786.8 289.3 157.9
1994 214.2 754.2 301.8 142.0
1995 195.3 657.2 332.4 141.7
1996 176.7 554.7 279.8 150.3
1997 159.2 482.1 274.3 115.0
1998 133.4 363.5 177.9 82.4
1999 114.0 375.5 147.7 90.3
2000 112.0 381.5 150.6 71.5
2001 105.6 358.2 127.9 56.3
2002 98.1 336.2 118.7 65.7
2003 94.8 318.7 117.6 64.1
2004 84.2 280.1 95.2 47.4
2005 76.5 288.7 88.7 39.0
2006 71.0 254.7 69.1 44.7
2007 61.1 215.8 76.8 31.6
2008 50.3 195.5 52.5 22.2
2009 41.9 151.0 51.3 16.6
2010 33.8 118.7 36.3 12.2
2011 30.4 106.2 29.3 9.4
2012 29.7 94.2 31.7 11.3

2013 26.0 97.2 29.1 6.2
2014 25.6 108.7 23.2 6.2

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=qa05269. 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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