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Female Delinquency Cases, 1997 (FS 200016) November 2000
2 page(s)
Scahill, M. C.
Describes the types of offenses committed by juvenile female offenders and provides additional data on detention, intake decisions, waiver to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition. Juvenile courts processed an estimated 1,755,100 delinquency cases in 1997. Nearly one-fourth (23 percent) of these cases involved a female offender, compared with 19 percent in 1988. Between 1988 and 1997, the number of delinquency cases involving females increased 83 percent.