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OJJDP Releases Fact Sheet on Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts

November 2, 2015

OJJDP has released "Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2013." This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2013. Estimates are based on data from more than 2,400 juvenile courts with jurisdiction over 84 percent of the U.S. juvenile population. In 2013, juvenile courts handled nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases involving juveniles charged with criminal law violations. Data on public order, person, and property offenses and drug law violations by age, gender, and race are included, as well as rates of dismissal, detention, waivers to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition.

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This fact sheet is derived from the National Center for Juvenile Justice report Juvenile Court Statistics 2013.

See OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book for additional information on juvenile court cases.

Access other OJJDP publications in the National Report Series.

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