line National Estimates of Petitioned Status Offense Cases (Continued)

Table 51: Percentage of Petitioned Status Offense Cases Referred by Law Enforcement, 1986, 1991, and 1995Source of Referral
Law enforcement agencies referred 43% of the petitioned status offense cases disposed by juvenile courts in 1995 (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. However, law enforcement referrals accounted for a smaller proportion of the other types of cases: runaway cases (28%), truancy cases (5%), and ungovernability cases (11%).

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line Juvenile Court Statistics 1995, May 1998