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:
April 23, 2019.
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