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Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juveniles as Victims
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Data Snapshot

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New resources have been added to the SBB:

  • A new Data Snapshot draws on OJJDP's Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement to document what is known about detained and committed youth in residential placement facilities.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive to document the workload of the nation's juvenile courts.
  • New FAQs about youth victims of suicide were added to the Juveniles as victims section.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on national data to compare arrests of older juveniles ages 15 to 17 with arrests of adults ages 18 to 20 and 21 to 24.
  • New FAQs have been added to the Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime section. The new FAQs provide detailed access to national arrest data and support custom annual and trend displays detailed by offense, age, and gender, or offense, race, and age.

The following SBB resources have recently been updated:

Did you know
Between 2005 and 2017, the runaway case rate decreased most for Asian youth (86%), followed by American Indian (66%), Hispanic (65%), black youth (49%), and white youth (44%) . [Read more]

Curfew violation case rates for Asian and Hispanic youth showed the greatest decline between 2005 and 2017. [Read more]

Learn more about juveniles in court.
Data Snapshot: Trends and characteristics of youth in residential placement
Data Snapshot: Trends and characteristics of youth in residential placement 2017

Tools For You

Data analysis and dissemination tools available through the Statistical Briefing Book give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics. These tools allow users to create national, state, and county tables on juvenile populations, arrests, court cases, and custody populations.

Learn more about OJJDP's data analysis tools.

Vision and Mission

Vision Statement
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) envisions a nation where our children are free from crime and violence. If they come into contact with the justice system, the contact should be both just and beneficial to them.

Mission Statement
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports the efforts of states, tribes, and communities to develop and implement effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that enhance public safety, ensure youth are held appropriately accountable to both crime victims and communities, and empower youth to live productive, law-abiding lives.


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