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Data Snapshot

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New resources have been added to the SBB:

  • A new Data Analysis Tool, the National Racial and Ethnic Disparities Databook describes how racial and ethnic disparities are measured and presents data on disparities at different decision points in the system.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive to assess racial and ethnic disparities in the processing of delinquency cases.
  • 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.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from OJJDP's Juvenile Residential Facility Census to describe changes in where youth are placed and services provided.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from the Center for Disease Control's Fatal Injury Reports to document the characteristics and trends of youth victims of suicide and homicide.
  • A new Data Snapshot documenting trends in teen dating violence reported by high school students is now available.

The following SBB resources have recently been updated:

Did you know
The juvenile arrest rate for aggravated assault declined substantially after its 1994 peak, falling 80% from 1994 through 2020. [Read more]

The juvenile arrest rate for burglary declined consistently and substantially (94%) between 1980 and 2020. [Read more]

Learn more about Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime.
Juvenile Court Statistics 2020
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Juvenile Court Statistics 2020

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
OJJDP envisions a nation where all children are free from crime and violence. Youth contact with the justice system should be rare, fair, and beneficial.

Mission Statement
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to youth delinquency and victimization. The Office helps states, localities, and tribes develop effective and equitable juvenile justice systems that create safer communities and empower youth to lead productive lives.


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