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Juveniles in Court
Case Rate Trends
Since 2005, the relative decline in petitioned curfew violation case rates was about the same for males (88%) and females (86%).

Curfew offenses
Cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age by Sex

Year Male Female
2005 0.68 0.34
2006 0.78 0.40
2007 0.77 0.39
2008 0.74 0.37
2009 0.64 0.33
2010 0.62 0.32
2011 0.55 0.28
2012 0.56 0.29
2013 0.47 0.23
2014 0.40 0.18
2015 0.33 0.15
2016 0.25 0.11
2017 0.22 0.10
2018 0.18 0.08
2019 0.16 0.08
2020 0.11 0.05
2021 0.08 0.05

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.

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  • Curfew violation case rates were higher for males than females for all years between 2005 and 2021; both had decreased to their lowest level at the end of the time period (0.08 for males and 0.05 for females).


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06273. December 22, 2023.

 

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