For all racial groups, property offense case rates declined steadily since 2008.
|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.
It is important to note that 2020 was the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have impacted policies, procedures, and data collection activities regarding referrals to and processing of youth by juvenile courts. Additionally, stay-at-home orders and school closures likely impacted the volume and type of law-violating behavior by youth referred to juvenile court in 2020.
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- Property offense case rates for white, American Indian, and Asian/NHPI youth were at their peak in 2005, while the rates for Black and Hispanic youth peaked in 2008. Since their respective peak, the rates declined 75% for white youth, 68% for Black youth, 68% for American Indian youth, 86% for Asian/NHPI youth, and 80% for Hispanic youth.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
January 10, 2023.
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