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Case Rate Trends
The case rate for petitioned liquor law violation offenses declined steadily since 2007.

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 an increase between 2005 and 2007, the liquor law violation case rate decreased 87% through 2021 (0.17 cases per 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction).

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