Drug offense case rates for black and Asian youth showed the greatest decline between 2005 and 2017.
|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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- Drug offense case rates decreased 52% for black and 51% for Asian youth between 2005 and 2017, followed by Hispanic youth (41%), white youth (34%), and 25% for American Indian youth.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
April 23, 2019.
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