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New resources have been added to the SBB:

  • 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
The juvenile arrest rate for simple assault declined steadily since 2004-falling 50% through 2017. [Read more]

In 2017, the male arrest rate for aggravated assault reached its lowest level since at least 1980 while the female arrest rate for aggravated assault in 2017 was 13% above its 1980 low-point. [Read more]

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Data Snapshot: Arrest characteristics of older juveniles and young adults
Data Snapshot: Characteristics of delinquency cases in juvenile court

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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