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OJJDP Releases Fact Sheet on Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court

April 11, 2019

Juvenile Justice Statistics

OJJDP has released "Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2016." This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts from 2005 to 2016. During the 12-year period, the number of delinquency cases involving juveniles declined 49 percent. Decreases were experienced across four offense categories: property, public order, person, and drug law violations. The estimates are based on data from more than 2,500 courts with jurisdiction over 86 percent of the nation's juvenile population in 2016. Read the OJP press release.

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