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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For all racial groups, juvenile arrest rates for drunkenness in 2014 were at their lowest level since at least 1980.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Drunkenness by Race, 1980-2014

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 163.6 41.2 394.1 15.8
1981 148.4 38.1 342.8 13.8
1982 158.6 46.1 350.5 11.1
1983 129.2 43.1 230.4 10.3
1984 124.1 38.9 195.2 8.6
1985 113.4 31.9 158.5 7.4
1986 130.5 47.5 182.8 9.2
1987 101.3 34.0 148.0 8.1
1988 100.8 36.6 164.3 9.0
1989 89.8 43.5 165.0 8.4
1990 99.2 54.8 130.4 8.1
1991 88.4 46.9 114.3 6.7
1992 73.4 41.1 101.0 9.6
1993 64.4 34.7 81.7 6.5
1994 68.6 41.9 97.1 6.3
1995 75.2 40.8 120.1 9.6
1996 85.7 42.9 133.8 12.2
1997 87.8 41.4 111.7 12.0
1998 89.6 35.4 176.2 11.5
1999 74.0 30.4 55.5 9.9
2000 77.1 29.4 91.1 10.5
2001 71.5 28.1 78.1 8.4
2002 64.2 25.1 69.9 9.0
2003 58.3 26.9 68.5 9.2
2004 56.4 23.2 59.9 8.7
2005 53.5 22.8 62.1 8.6
2006 55.4 22.7 50.4 9.0
2007 57.8 22.4 62.7 8.2
2008 53.3 22.1 60.7 6.3
2009 47.6 21.7 45.7 6.4
2010 43.9 19.2 46.9 5.3
2011 39.1 19.8 46.5 5.8
2012 34.2 16.2 36.5 7.5

2013 25.9 13.0 30.4 6.2
2014 22.1 11.5 26.6 5.1

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=qa05277. 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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