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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Runaway arrest rates show little racial disparity.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Running Away by Race, 1980-2009

Year Whites Blacks American
Indians
Asians
1980 507.3 467.9 732.1 303.8
1981 486.6 653.4 439.9 261.0
1982 484.2 425.6 421.1 269.0
1983 466.7 363.3 428.0 203.3
1984 543.1 413.8 511.8 265.0
1985 599.4 483.7 544.1 288.0
1986 620.6 507.9 606.7 288.4
1987 604.6 520.9 548.6 278.9
1988 628.9 566.2 765.2 331.5
1989 605.4 583.6 683.1 180.7
1990 644.0 661.3 732.2 373.0
1991 638.8 683.2 593.9 412.9
1992 632.8 673.5 634.7 518.2
1993 613.8 653.1 692.0 529.7
1994 818.8 987.9 588.5 596.6
1995 806.7 957.8 602.2 624.2
1996 630.4 657.3 573.7 583.8
1997 620.7 679.3 556.4 492.5
1998 519.8 563.0 410.2 385.0
1999 458.8 501.1 392.7 359.1
2000 430.7 461.0 447.0 381.4
2001 393.8 451.8 331.8 373.4
2002 364.0 408.4 332.5 431.5
2003 346.2 439.2 392.0 399.6
2004 331.1 444.0 349.2 333.1
2005 293.3 438.2 362.1 284.5
2006 299.8 478.7 370.2 341.0
2007 280.7 481.7 367.7 331.3
2008 280.4 509.5 352.3 319.0
2009 237.5 443.1 349.9 299.3
2010 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2012 n/a n/a n/a n/a

2013 n/a n/a n/a n/a
2014 n/a n/a n/a n/a

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.
**As of data year 2010, the FBI no longer reports arrests for running away.

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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05280. 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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