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Juvenile Vandalism, 1997 (FS 200010) July 2000
2 page(s)
Stahl, A. L.
Presents statistics on juvenile vandalism in 1997, based on findings of the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The Fact Sheet reports that in 1997, law enforcement agencies made approximately 136,500 arrests of persons under age 18 for vandalism, and that vandalism arrests peak at age 16. Unlike most offenses, the racial distribution of youth arrested for vandalism reflected their profile in the general population. The Fact Sheet also notes that formal court processing of juvenile vandalism cases increases between 1988 and 1997.