National Center for Juvenile Justice Releases Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
November 3, 2014
The National Center for Juvenile Justice has released "Juvenile Court Statistics 2011." The report describes trends in delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2011 and status offense cases handled between 1995 and 2011. Data include case rates, juvenile demographics, and offenses charged.
In 2011, courts handled an estimated 1.2 million cases (down 34 percent from the peak in 1997). Thirty one percent of cases involved females, and 53 percent involved youth younger than 16.
The report draws on data from the OJJDP-sponsored National Juvenile Court Data Archive.
See OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book for additional information on juvenile court case processing.