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Juveniles in Court
Case Rate Trends
The person offense case rate declined 40% between 2007 and 2017.

Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.

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  • The person offense case rate fell somewhat (down 11%) between its 1997 peak and 2002, and stayed within a limited range through 2005. By 2017, the rate rested at its lowest level since the late 1980s.
  • In 2017, there were 7.6 person offense cases processed by juvenile courts for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06231. April 23, 2019.

 

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