The petitioned liquor law violation case rate fell more than 80% for both males and females since 2005.
|Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
It is important to note that 2020 was the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have impacted policies, procedures, and data collection activities regarding referrals to and processing of youth by juvenile courts. Additionally, stay-at-home orders and school closures likely impacted the volume and type of law-violating behavior by youth referred to juvenile court in 2020.
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- Liquor law violation case rates peaked in 2007 for both males and females, then fell to their lowest levels in 2020 (0.21 per 1,000 males and 0.16 per 1,000 females).
- Overall, the liquor law violation case rate in 2020 was 85% below the rate in 2005 for males and 82% below the 2005 rate for females.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
January 10, 2023.
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