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Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2013



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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 1,159,400 19% 61% 73% 24% 2% 1%
1986 1,209,100 19% 59% 72% 25% 2% 1%
1987 1,208,500 20% 58% 71% 26% 2% 1%
1988 1,219,800 19% 58% 69% 28% 2% 1%
1989 1,246,400 19% 60% 68% 29% 2% 1%
1990 1,321,300 20% 61% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1991 1,444,000 20% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1992 1,518,900 20% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1993 1,575,800 21% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1994 1,710,600 22% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1995 1,825,900 22% 61% 67% 30% 1% 1%
1996 1,869,700 23% 60% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1997 1,875,000 24% 59% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1998 1,800,600 24% 58% 69% 29% 2% 1%
1999 1,732,900 25% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2000 1,703,700 25% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2001 1,679,900 26% 59% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2002 1,669,900 27% 58% 67% 30% 2% 1%
2003 1,674,000 27% 58% 66% 31% 2% 1%
2004 1,675,000 27% 58% 65% 32% 2% 1%
2005 1,678,100 28% 57% 64% 33% 1% 1%
2006 1,626,900 27% 56% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2007 1,628,900 27% 54% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2008 1,608,500 27% 53% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2009 1,480,700 28% 52% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2010 1,355,500 28% 52% 64% 33% 1% 1%
2011 1,238,500 28% 53% 64% 33% 2% 1%
2012 1,143,100 28% 53% 63% 34% 2% 1%
2013 1,058,500 28% 53% 62% 35% 2% 1%
Note: The estimates in this table are rounded to the nearest 100.

Suggested citation: Sickmund, M., Sladky, A., and Kang, W. (2015). "Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2013." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/