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National Center for Juvenile Justice Releases Juvenile Court Statistics 2013

October 14, 2015

JuvenileCourtStats The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) has released Juvenile Court Statistics 2013. The report describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases processed by courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2013. The report also presents trends in delinquency cases since 1985 and in status offense cases since 1995. Data include case counts and rates, detailed by juvenile demographics and offenses charged.

In 2013, courts handled nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases (down 44 percent from the peak in 1997). Twenty-eight percent of these cases involved females, 53 percent involved youth younger than 16, and 62 percent involved white youth.


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.

NCJJ is the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

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