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Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2011



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Characteristics of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts

Year Number
of cases
Percent of cases handled by juvenile courts
Female Under 16 White Black American
Indian
Asian/NHPI
1985 1,159,000 19% 61% 73% 24% 2% 1%
1986 1,208,600 19% 59% 72% 25% 2% 1%
1987 1,207,800 20% 58% 71% 26% 2% 1%
1988 1,221,100 19% 58% 69% 28% 2% 1%
1989 1,248,100 19% 60% 69% 29% 2% 1%
1990 1,323,600 20% 61% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1991 1,447,300 19% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1992 1,518,900 20% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1993 1,576,600 21% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1994 1,711,300 22% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1995 1,830,400 22% 61% 67% 30% 1% 1%
1996 1,871,100 23% 60% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1997 1,872,700 24% 59% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1998 1,799,100 24% 58% 69% 28% 2% 1%
1999 1,732,500 25% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2000 1,706,000 25% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2001 1,677,800 26% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2002 1,667,700 27% 58% 67% 30% 2% 1%
2003 1,674,400 27% 58% 67% 30% 2% 1%
2004 1,675,800 27% 58% 65% 32% 2% 1%
2005 1,679,800 27% 57% 64% 33% 1% 1%
2006 1,629,300 27% 56% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2007 1,631,000 27% 54% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2008 1,610,600 27% 53% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2009 1,477,900 28% 52% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2010 1,351,000 28% 52% 64% 33% 1% 1%
2011 1,236,200 28% 53% 64% 33% 2% 1%
Note: The estimates in this table are rounded to the nearest 100.

Suggested citation: Sickmund, M., Sladky, A., and Kang, W. (2014). "Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2011." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/