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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1997 (FS 200004) March 2000
2 page(s)
Stahl, A. L.
Provides data on delinquency cases processed in juvenile courts in 1997. Juvenile courts in the United States processed an estimated 1,755,100 delinquency cases in 1997. The number of these cases handled by juvenile courts increased 48 percent between 1988 and 1997. During this time period, the number of drug law violation cases increased 125 percent, person offense cases increased 97 percent, public order offense cases increased 67 percent, and property offense cases increased 19 percent. The estimates provided in this Fact Sheet are based on data from more than 1,900 jurisdictions containing nearly 70 percent of the U.S. juvenile population (youth age 10 through the upper age of original juvenile court jurisdiction in each State).