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Juveniles in Court
Case Rate Trends
The property offense case rate steadily declined from 2008 to 2018.

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

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  • Between 2008 and 2018, the property offense case rate declined 62%. As a result, the rate in 2018 was at its lowest level since at least 1985, and 78% below the 1991 peak.
  • From 2008 to 2018, property offense case rates decreased more than other case types. For example, property case rates fell 62%, followed by public order offenses (55%), drug offenses (42%), and person offenses (40%).


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06232. March 31, 2020.

 

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