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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2004 (FS 200801) January 2008
Grant
Stahl, A. L.
Presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1995 and 2004 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The number of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts decreased 7 percent between 1995 and 2004. During this period, public order offense cases increased 41 percent, drug law violation cases increased 19 percent, person offenses increased 2 percent, and property offense cases decreased 33 percent. This Fact Sheet is based on the OJJDP report Juvenile Court Statistics 20032004 which focuses on cases involving juveniles charged with law violations (delinquency or status offenses). The data used in the analyses were contributed to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive by nearly 1,900 courts with jurisdiction over 77 percent of the juvenile population in 2004. Available online only.
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