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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile arrest rates for disorderly conduct increased considerably for each racial group between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct by Race, 1980-2012

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Disorderly Conduct

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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  • Arrest rates for disorderly conduct peaked in 1996 for black juveniles, and in 1997 for all other race groups. The increase between 1984 and the peak year was greatest for Asians (337%), followed by American Indians (194%), blacks (151%), and whites (97%).
  • By 2012, the rate for Asian juveniles was 67% below its 1997 peak, the rates for white and American Indian youth were both 54% below their 1997 peak, while the rate for black youth was 38%, below its 1997 peak.

Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05278. December 09, 2014.


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