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Juvenile Population Characteristics
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Data Snapshot

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New resources have been added to the SBB:

  • A new FAQ showing high school dropout rates by state has been added to the education section under the Population Characteristics.
  • A new Data Snapshot draws on data from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System to document the trends and characteristics of dating violence reported by high school students.
  • Two new FAQs based on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System about suicide-related behaviors reported by high school students have been added to the suicide section under Juveniles as Victims.
  • 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.

The following SBB resources have recently been updated:

Did you know
Across race groups, curfew violation case rates in 2018 were at their lowest level since at least 2005. [Read more]

In 2018 courts with juvenile jurisdiction disposed approximately 744,500 delinquency cases, the fewest number of cases handled since the mid-1970s. [Read more]

Learn more about juveniles in court.
Juvenile Court Statistics 2018 now available
Dating violence reported by high school students

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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