|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Following a 64% decline since 2006, the male juvenile weapons law violation arrest rate reached a historic low in 2019; the female rate fell 65% since 2005, reaching a level in 2019 that was 3% above the 1980 lowpoint.
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
November 16, 2020.
Data source: Arrest estimates for 1980-2014 developed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and disseminated through "Arrest Data Analysis Tool." Online. Available from the BJS
Arrest estimates for 2015 through 2019 developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on data published in the FBI's Crime in the United States reports. These are preliminary estimates that will be updated upon release of final estimates on the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ Arrest Data Analysis Tool.
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