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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
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, 1980-2011

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 123.9 19.5 136.2 11.4
1981 118.7 16.8 124.5 17.7
1982 129.3 20.2 129.8 15.7
1983 121.7 17.7 111.7 12.7
1984 104.1 15.3 92.6 13.4
1985 102.1 15.9 111.7 17.4
1986 120.3 20.5 109.2 13.1
1987 105.3 15.8 101.1 14.4
1988 105.9 20.3 115.3 15.9
1989 89.5 15.7 103.7 7.0
1990 88.7 16.5 102.7 11.3
1991 78.5 18.5 86.9 12.8
1992 60.6 18.1 95.5 8.2
1993 53.7 16.5 88.8 10.6
1994 53.5 19.2 64.9 11.4
1995 57.3 19.0 80.4 12.3
1996 68.5 21.0 90.4 17.2
1997 72.9 21.8 88.8 16.0
1998 76.5 23.5 99.7 17.2
1999 81.6 22.4 94.7 17.9
2000 77.1 18.8 75.8 13.6
2001 74.8 16.3 75.4 12.7
2002 77.3 16.6 78.4 13.8
2003 74.3 14.0 67.2 13.4
2004 70.2 12.7 60.7 15.4
2005 63.5 12.2 58.1 11.2
2006 70.9 12.0 61.4 14.3
2007 64.3 13.7 57.4 11.2
2008 56.6 12.1 51.1 11.9
2009 48.1 12.1 42.8 9.9
2010 42.8 12.2 33.8 10.2
2011 36.3 9.9 34.5 7.0

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, rates for white youth fell again to its lowest point in the 32-year period, while American Indian youth experienced a modest increase between 2010 and 2011. By 2011, the white rate was 71% below its 1980 level and the American Indian rate was 75% below its 1980 level.
  • Compared to whites and American Indians, trends for black and Asian juveniles showed greater stability over the 32-year period, and arrest rates for these youth were also at their lowest levels since 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05275. February 25, 2014.

 

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