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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 19891998 (FS 200134) September 2001
2 page(s)
Black, M. C.
Provides information on the number of delinquency cases placed on probation between 1989 and 1998. Courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled nearly 1.8 million delinquency cases in 1998. Probation supervision was the most severe disposition in about 38 percent (665,500) of all delinquency cases. The number of cases placed on probation grew 56 percent between 1989 and 1998. During that time, the overall delinquency caseload increased 44 percent. These findings are based on data from nearly 2,100 jurisdictions containing almost 70 percent of the U.S. juvenile population.