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Juveniles in Court
Case Rate Trends
Across race groups, drug offense case rates declined between 2005 and 2019.


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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  • Between 2005 and 2019, drug offense case rates decreased 55% for black youth, 51% for Asian youth, 44% for Hispanic youth, 43% for white youth, and 30% for American Indian youth.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06253. June 22, 2021.

 

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