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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
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

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 576.9 76.2 626.6 73.4
1981 560.6 84.8 755.4 69.6
1982 581.3 102.6 880.4 70.0
1983 536.2 94.7 753.8 71.4
1984 545.7 84.7 583.2 75.8
1985 580.4 97.9 796.6 94.5
1986 694.6 118.5 687.9 95.1
1987 692.7 119.3 1,014.7 93.6
1988 732.1 136.8 842.7 102.8
1989 668.6 143.3 835.3 89.5
1990 673.2 157.1 1,047.0 102.1
1991 600.7 165.8 983.3 96.8
1992 485.3 146.6 870.9 67.3
1993 455.3 135.3 834.3 63.1
1994 472.1 134.4 857.0 85.6
1995 480.3 142.6 993.7 86.4
1996 594.5 173.4 1,084.0 108.4
1997 505.1 164.6 1,063.4 107.7
1998 491.8 171.5 804.3 94.3
1999 492.1 146.0 856.2 87.7
2000 464.2 131.5 732.8 65.3
2001 380.8 111.0 591.3 60.2
2002 510.4 113.4 751.5 97.9
2003 465.6 100.4 710.1 98.5
2004 437.1 100.6 607.7 97.5
2005 433.2 101.0 617.3 75.4
2006 483.4 115.0 678.4 105.8
2007 483.9 121.5 665.8 98.3
2008 451.0 127.1 618.7 91.3
2009 383.6 119.3 581.4 84.6
2010 327.1 118.1 491.7 77.2
2011 306.8 108.3 489.4 62.7
2012 270.9 100.0 413.9 66.7

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:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05276. December 09, 2014.

 

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