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Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1997
(NCJ 181204) October 2000
Bulletin, 16 page(s)
Sickmund, M.
Presents findings from Juvenile Court Statistics 1997, the latest in a series of annual reports on cases handled by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Although courts with juvenile jurisdiction handle a variety of cases, including abuse, neglect, adoption, and traffic violations, Juvenile Court Statistics reports focus on the disposition of delinquency cases and formally processed status offense cases. Juvenile courts in the United States processed nearly 1.8 million delinquency cases in 1997. This number represented a 48-percent increase over the number of cases handled in 1988. This Bulletin includes detailed tables and figures on juvenile delinquency cases handled in U.S. courts.
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