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Trends in the number of arrests by age group for All offenses
Gender: All

Years All ages 0 to 17 18 & older 10 to 17 0 to 14 15 to 17 18 to 20 21 to 24 25 & older
198010,287,8602,012,6308,275,2301,959,280576,1201,436,5101,826,4701,850,2804,598,470
198110,686,7601,980,5208,706,2401,927,560589,1001,391,4301,828,1201,941,8704,936,250
198211,996,8902,008,3709,988,5301,957,650594,2701,414,1002,008,8302,261,3505,718,350
198311,571,7901,809,8209,761,9701,759,360577,5001,232,3201,829,0102,178,7705,754,190
198411,417,2601,788,7709,628,4901,738,330590,2301,198,5501,718,4002,127,0705,783,020
198511,784,1601,870,7609,913,4001,818,080603,6801,267,0701,710,4302,167,0506,035,930
198612,313,4001,923,42010,389,9801,870,840571,3301,352,0901,773,2002,226,9106,389,870
198712,551,2501,930,85010,620,4001,877,260586,9101,343,9301,763,3502,208,7306,648,310
198813,645,2002,041,82011,603,3801,982,450640,2601,401,5601,960,0302,306,7807,336,580
198914,181,9702,042,30012,139,6701,983,850667,5801,374,7202,078,0002,326,2807,735,390
199014,020,7702,027,32011,993,4501,976,700665,6501,361,6702,066,4202,221,1107,705,900
199114,034,5902,129,34011,905,2502,077,440725,6701,403,6702,001,5502,200,5707,703,140
199213,893,8302,129,74011,764,0902,082,590734,4101,395,3301,823,5402,152,0907,788,460
199313,855,8102,236,54011,619,2702,194,200756,8801,479,6601,791,8002,088,4607,739,010
199414,400,1602,478,02011,922,1402,434,060853,7801,624,2401,853,8102,076,5807,991,750
199514,870,0302,543,30012,326,7302,502,110834,2401,709,0601,934,5302,052,2908,339,910
199614,972,3102,667,50012,304,8102,624,620845,5801,821,9302,030,2101,983,5908,291,020
199715,088,3202,622,01012,466,3102,581,140833,8001,788,2102,060,9601,965,9308,439,420
199814,363,3202,394,70011,968,6202,358,250739,8701,654,8302,022,9701,897,4508,048,210
199913,897,2002,210,39011,686,8102,176,110696,4201,513,9701,998,1301,887,9307,800,750
200013,838,3202,157,20011,681,1202,125,630682,7301,474,4802,040,5601,956,5607,684,000
200113,566,0002,089,79011,476,2102,059,100668,0001,421,7901,963,0102,017,3007,495,900
200213,615,7502,122,90011,492,8502,096,250665,4801,457,4202,028,1502,063,4407,401,260
200313,515,9002,083,69011,432,2102,059,720660,6001,423,0901,978,4702,086,2007,367,550
200413,818,7302,064,21011,754,5202,042,840658,1601,406,0501,965,7502,130,3807,658,400
200513,985,2302,039,38011,945,8602,021,240618,2101,421,1701,966,0902,133,0007,846,770
200614,266,1902,098,88012,167,3102,081,390609,9901,488,8802,020,1302,153,1607,994,020
200714,100,4902,061,94012,038,5502,045,090576,2601,485,6802,007,1502,114,4507,916,950
200813,896,3901,991,59011,904,8001,977,810538,9501,452,6502,012,5602,073,9007,818,340
200913,593,8101,812,93011,780,8701,801,240480,5201,332,4201,981,9102,055,6607,743,310
201013,120,9501,642,51011,478,4301,631,940448,4801,194,0301,856,2102,008,7507,613,470
201112,408,9001,469,99010,938,9101,460,660403,6001,066,4001,721,8401,916,3907,300,690
201212,196,9601,319,70010,877,2601,310,310370,600949,1001,586,7201,920,4307,370,100
201311,302,1001,081,42010,220,6801,073,250303,840777,5901,362,0101,799,0607,059,600
201411,205,8301,023,81010,182,0201,015,430287,270736,5401,261,9001,746,0007,174,120
201510,797,090920,3809,876,710913,770256,660663,7201,134,3701,634,7507,107,590
201610,662,250855,4609,806,790849,230238,560616,9001,080,5801,546,4007,179,810
201710,554,990801,3109,753,670796,040228,050573,2601,015,4201,433,0607,305,200
201810,310,960721,6309,589,330717,000215,700505,930896,2401,314,9407,378,150
201910,085,210684,2309,400,980680,630219,760464,460804,7201,199,7307,396,530
20207,632,470424,3007,208,180422,640121,930302,370592,260894,7305,721,190

2020 was the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, which may have impacted policies, procedures, and data collection activities. Additionally, stay-at-home orders likely impacted the volume and type of law-violating behavior that came to the attention of law enforcement in 2020.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Trends in the number of arrests by age group for All offenses. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/ucr_trend.asp?table_in=1. Released on July 08, 2022.

Data source: Arrest estimates for 1980-2014 developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and disseminated through "Arrest Data Analysis Tool." Online. Available from the BJS website.

Arrest estimates for 2015-2020 were developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on the FBI’s annual Master Arrest Files of 12-month reporting departments available from the Crime Data Explorer. Arrest estimates for 2015-2019 were revised in June 2022.

 

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