|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
American Indian juveniles had the highest arrest rate for liquor law violations in 2012.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Race, 1980-2012
|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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- In 2012, the liquor law violation arrest rate for white juveniles was less than the American Indian rate, four times the black rate and six times the Asian rate.
- Race-specific trends in liquor law violation arrest rates vary greatly. Between 1980 and 2012, the liquor law violation arrest rate declined 53% for white juveniles. Over this period, the black rate increased 31%, the American Indian rate declined 34%, and the Asian rate decreased 9%.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 09, 2014.
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