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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Trends in arrests for driving under the influence were similar for white and American Indian juveniles.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Driving Under the Influence by Race, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Driving Under the Influence

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 white and American Indian juveniles, arrest rates for driving under the influence declined by more than half between 1980 and 1994. After a brief period of growth, the rate for both groups fell in 2012 to their lowest point in the 33-year period. By 2012, the white rate was 73% below its 1980 level and the American Indian rate was 80% below its 1980 level.
  • Compared to whites and American Indians, trends for black and Asian juveniles showed greater stability over the 33-year period.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05275. December 09, 2014.


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