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OJJDP Bulletin Summarizes Juvenile Arrests

December 19, 2018

Juvenile Justice Statistics report coverToday, OJJDP released "Juvenile Arrests, 2016." This bulletin describes the current arrest trends for juveniles from 1980 to 2016, using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report. Findings presented in this bulletin show that the number of juvenile arrests was at its lowest since 1980, with much of the decline occurring within the past 10 years. However, patterns vary by offense and demographics. For example, while both male and female juvenile arrests declined in the last 10 years, declines have been greater for males in many offense categories. In addition, while juvenile arrest rates for violent crimes such as robbery and aggravated assault have declined in the last five years, the juvenile arrest rate for murder has increased.

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