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Case Rate Trends
Across race/ethnicity groups, petitioned truancy case rates were lower in 2021 than 2005.

Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
*Excludes persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity can be of any race.

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.
  • Between 2005 and 2021, petitioned truancy offense case rates decreased 65% for Asian/NHPI youth, 61% for Hispanic youth, 57% for white youth, 51% for Black youth, and 43% American Indian youth.

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