|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
After a period of substantial growth through the 1990s, the juvenile arrest rate for drug abuse violations declined through 2018, reaching a level 60% below the 1997 peak.
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
October 31, 2019.
Data source: Arrest estimates for 1980-2014 developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and disseminated through "Arrest Data Analysis Tool." Online. Available from the BJS
Arrest estimates for 2015 through 2018 developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on data published in the FBI's Crime in the United States reports. These are preliminary estimates that will be updated upon release of final estimates on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Arrest Data Analysis Tool.
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