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Case Rate Trends
The relative decline in the petitioned status offense case rate was about the same for males (74%) and females (73%) between 2005 and 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.
  • The overall trend in the petitioned status offense case rate was similar for males and females. The male case rate peaked in 2007 (6.99 cases per 1,000 males) before decreasing 75% through 2021 (1.72 cases per 1,000 males). The female case rate also peaked in 2007 (5.70 cases per 1,000 females) before also decreasing 75% through 2021 (1.45 cases per 1,000 females).
  • For males and females, curfew violation case rates experienced the largest relative decline between 2005 and 2021, down 88% and 86%, respectively.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06270. December 22, 2023.

 

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