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Juveniles in Court
Case Rate Trends
Between 2005 and 2018, the person offense case rate decreased most for Asian youth (64%), followed by Hispanic youth (45%), black youth (36%), white youth (42%), and American Indian youth (33%).

Person offenses
Cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age by Race

Year White* Black* Hispanic American
Indian
Asian*
2005 9.77 34.29 9.91 10.32 3.38
2006 9.20 32.86 9.38 9.71 3.23
2007 9.07 32.87 9.50 9.55 2.88
2008 8.83 32.75 9.25 8.74 2.74
2009 8.24 29.73 8.41 7.92 2.46
2010 7.83 28.08 7.95 7.79 2.18
2011 7.37 26.03 7.26 7.34 2.01
2012 6.88 24.14 6.47 7.19 1.76
2013 6.12 23.07 5.81 6.63 1.50
2014 5.73 22.24 5.57 6.35 1.29
2015 5.67 20.66 5.82 5.78 1.23
2016 5.50 20.09 5.67 5.98 1.23
2017 5.53 19.57 5.45 5.94 1.14
2018 5.67 19.05 5.41 6.89 1.22

Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
*Excludes persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity can be of any race.

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  • The person offense case rate for black youth in 2018 well above the rate for other race groups: 2.8 times the rate for American Indian youth, 3.4 times the rate for white youth, 3.5 times the rate for Hispanic youth, and 15.6 times the rate for Asian youth.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06251. March 31, 2020.

 

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