|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Drug abuse violation arrest rates fell for all race groups between 2005 and 2014: down 50% for blacks, 35% for whites, 21% for American Indians, and (33%) for Asians.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drug Abuse Violations by Race, 1980-2014
|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:
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
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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