line Source of Referral

Law enforcement agencies referred 48% of the petitioned status offense cases disposed by juvenile courts in 1996 (table 51). The source of referral varied substantially with the nature of the offense. Law enforcement agencies referred 93% of formally handled status liquor law violation cases to juvenile court, but a smaller proportion of the other types of cases: runaway (37%), truancy (10%), and ungovernability (12%).

Table 51


Juvenile Court Statistics 1996   July 1999

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