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Case Rate Trends
Following a period of stability between 2010 and 2017, the petitioned truancy case rate declined through 2021.

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

The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in March 2020, may have impacted the policies, procedures, and data collection activities regarding referrals to and processing of youth by juvenile courts for an indeterminate period of time. Additionally, stay-at-home orders and school closures likely impacted the volume and type of law-violating behavior by youth referred to juvenile court.
  • Following a 51% decline since 2017, the petitioned truancy offense case rate in 2021 reached its lowest level since at least 2005.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06262. December 22, 2023.

 

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