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Case Rate Trends
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.

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.
  • Liquor law violation case rates peaked in 2007 for both males and females, then fell to their lowest levels in 2021 (0.20 per 1,000 males and 0.15 per 1,000 females).
  • Overall, the liquor law violation case rate in 2021 was 86% below the rate in 2005 for males and 83% below the 2005 rate for females.

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