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Delinquency Cases Involving Hispanic Youth, 2013
(NCJ 249915) November 2016
OJJDP National Report Series, Bulletin, 12 page(s)
Sarah Hockenberry and Charles Puzzanchera
This bulletin provides an overview of juvenile court handling of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth. In 2013, 53 percent of all delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth were petitioned to court for formal case processing. Of petitioned delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth, 62 percent resulted in the youth being adjudicated delinquent. Property offenses accounted for the largest proportion of Hispanic cases in 2013; cases involving person offenses constituted a smaller proportion of the caseload (32 percent and 21 percent respectively). Larceny–theft offenses accounted for the largest proportion of cases involving Hispanic females, followed by disorderly conduct and simple assault offenses (39 percent, 36 percent, and 35 percent, respectively). Youth age 15 or younger accounted for more than 60 percent of disorderly conduct cases involving Hispanic youth.