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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Trends in arrest rates for arson were very similar for white and black juveniles between 1980 and 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson by Race, 1980-2014

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 29.1 27.6 17.8 8.2
1981 29.3 27.9 22.6 7.3
1982 25.8 28.5 21.2 6.4
1983 26.1 25.9 17.8 6.1
1984 28.5 26.4 27.6 8.4
1985 29.6 25.5 30.6 7.6
1986 28.1 26.1 16.0 4.7
1987 27.3 25.9 22.4 10.5
1988 31.4 31.5 25.0 11.2
1989 31.0 29.4 25.0 6.5
1990 30.6 32.2 24.1 7.6
1991 34.8 32.8 21.2 11.2
1992 35.1 32.3 22.8 10.1
1993 33.4 36.3 25.0 10.7
1994 39.3 43.0 33.5 9.8
1995 34.9 40.1 30.5 9.9
1996 33.3 35.7 27.9 8.8
1997 33.9 39.7 18.2 11.2
1998 28.8 31.3 25.5 7.3
1999 28.4 30.9 20.4 6.3
2000 26.3 29.9 19.1 6.3
2001 30.3 28.6 20.3 6.6
2002 25.0 27.1 13.8 5.2
2003 24.9 24.8 14.9 4.8
2004 22.9 25.8 15.0 6.9
2005 24.0 25.8 14.7 6.2
2006 24.3 25.3 13.0 8.4
2007 21.0 25.9 10.9 6.9
2008 19.4 22.4 11.0 6.2
2009 15.9 19.3 11.9 4.4
2010 13.4 17.9 8.3 3.8
2011 13.9 22.8 6.0 3.4
2012 12.4 20.6 4.5 3.1

2013 11.0 16.4 9.3 2.3
2014 8.9 14.2 6.6 2.4

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=qa05270. 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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