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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile arrest rate trends for vandalism followed similar patterns for all racial groups between 1980 and 2011.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Vandalism by Race, 1980-2011

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 423.9 332.5 315.5 103.2
1981 392.3 362.9 236.5 88.8
1982 376.2 364.9 245.8 93.3
1983 379.0 365.0 222.5 83.5
1984 393.5 392.5 226.8 89.1
1985 416.8 436.9 280.1 121.5
1986 405.5 417.2 285.1 122.4
1987 420.5 429.1 290.5 132.7
1988 441.3 469.4 297.0 143.5
1989 456.2 503.9 306.7 98.3
1990 489.3 532.2 370.3 151.0
1991 523.1 544.8 334.9 163.2
1992 519.0 539.0 368.3 144.4
1993 498.8 526.4 411.1 191.6
1994 524.2 536.7 437.7 221.6
1995 463.2 509.6 448.5 172.2
1996 469.1 485.9 441.0 160.7
1997 447.7 471.9 414.3 139.2
1998 410.0 423.3 322.8 111.5
1999 372.6 358.4 345.8 104.5
2000 361.7 346.2 279.9 95.1
2001 326.7 339.5 247.9 81.5
2002 323.0 327.1 244.8 88.0
2003 321.6 339.9 253.2 80.3
2004 311.1 323.8 229.9 77.4
2005 309.0 353.9 233.4 74.2
2006 351.9 380.2 228.3 91.7
2007 334.4 361.2 244.6 92.4
2008 325.0 347.8 216.3 84.6
2009 276.2 305.5 181.5 61.9
2010 234.7 270.3 158.8 48.1
2011 202.6 263.1 150.2 43.2

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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  • For all racial groups, juvenile arrest rates for vandalism increased from the early 1980s and into the 1990s. Rates peaked earlier for blacks (1991) than for whites and Asians (1994) and American Indians (1995).
  • For all racial groups, rates in 2011 were at their lowest level of the 32-year-period.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05272. February 25, 2014.

 

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