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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
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

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 368.7 336.8 203.0 101.9
1981 303.4 332.1 171.4 125.1
1982 304.5 363.3 184.2 124.9
1983 261.3 342.8 143.9 125.1
1984 281.4 388.5 156.7 120.2
1985 312.0 478.7 156.6 142.2
1986 257.3 540.7 123.3 84.4
1987 258.0 696.9 141.2 93.5
1988 273.8 1,033.9 166.2 87.9
1989 270.9 1,270.7 168.5 48.8
1990 187.5 935.0 111.2 55.1
1991 168.4 975.4 86.5 59.9
1992 194.3 1,006.2 111.2 67.5
1993 266.6 1,091.4 153.6 76.9
1994 413.9 1,277.3 233.6 111.4
1995 507.1 1,491.7 334.0 143.6
1996 554.4 1,506.8 380.2 159.1
1997 572.3 1,421.5 399.5 161.7
1998 531.9 1,283.7 378.4 145.5
1999 516.3 1,117.2 360.9 136.5
2000 539.8 1,060.9 318.8 140.9
2001 554.6 991.3 329.6 152.2
2002 511.1 894.1 308.4 146.6
2003 539.1 930.4 330.2 128.9
2004 520.3 931.9 300.7 114.4
2005 506.4 970.0 325.7 114.1
2006 514.5 1,006.9 289.5 111.5
2007 517.0 978.5 298.9 112.2
2008 492.0 850.7 254.9 108.0
2009 479.9 765.2 272.7 114.3
2010 492.7 723.7 303.3 110.6
2011 433.3 624.2 283.9 108.2
2012 408.2 598.7 272.0 118.5

2013 348.3 539.4 265.9 81.6
2014 329.3 470.3 258.3 76.7

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=qa05274. 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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