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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 2014.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Race, 1980-2014

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 327.1 118.1 491.8 77.1
2011 306.8 108.2 489.4 62.5
2012 271.0 99.9 414.0 66.4

2013 212.7 84.0 369.1 41.8
2014 183.1 70.1 274.7 34.8

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=qa05276. 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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