Petitioned curfew violation case rates in 2020 were at their lowest level since at least 2005 for all race/ethnicity groups.
|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.
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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- Curfew violation case rates reached a peak in 2006 for Black youth, American Indian youth, and Hispanic youth, and in 2007 for white youth and Asian/NHPI youth. Since reaching their respective peak, case rates fell considerably for all race groups through 2020: 94% for Asian/NHPI youth, 94% for American Indian youth, 88% for Hispanic youth, 87% for Black youth, and 83% for white youth.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
January 10, 2023.
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