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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 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 national arrest estimates to document trends in youth arrests through 2020.
  • 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 visualization feature was added to EZACJRP that presents national trends detailed by age, gender, and race, as well as most serious offense and placement status.
  • A new Data Snapshot documenting trends in teen dating violence reported by high school students is now available.
  • A new FAQ describing characteristics of case processing differences by gender and race has been added to the Racial and Ethnic Fairness section.

The following SBB resources have recently been updated:

Did you know
More than half of homicides committed by known juvenile offenders in 2020 involved multiple offenders. [Read more]

Victims of known juvenile homicide offenders were more likely to be acquaintances or strangers than family members. [Read more]

Learn more about offending by juveniles.
Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report

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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