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Drug Offense Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1990-1999 (FS 200308) September 2003
2 page(s)
Stahl, A. L.
Provides data on delinquency cases involving drug offenses between 1990 and 1999. In 1999, U.S. juvenile courts handled an estimated 191,200 delinquency cases in which a drug offense was the most serious charge. Drug offense cases accounted for 11 percent of all delinquency cases in 1999, compared with 5 percent in 1990. The number of drug offense cases processed in 1999 was 169 percent greater than in 1990. This Fact Sheet is based on the forthcoming Report Juvenile Court Statistics 1999. Available online only.