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Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007 (NCJ 230169) June 2010
Fact Sheet
2 page(s)
Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. (Person offenses include assault, robbery, rape, homicide, and other crimes involving force or threat of force against persons.) In 2007, U.S. juvenile courts handled an estimated 429,200 delinquency cases in which the most serious charge was an offense against a person. The 2007 person offense caseload was 122 percent greater than in 1985. In 2007, person offenses accounted for 25 percent of the delinquency caseload, compared with 16 percent in 1985. The fact sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics, 20062007.
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