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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Since 2006, the juvenile weapons law violation arrest rate declined for each race group: 64% for white youth, 63% for Asian youth, 52% for American Indian youth, and 51% for black youth.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for All offenses by Race, 1980-2017

Year White Minority Black American
Indian
Asian
19806,051.49,084.29,912.96,798.62,820.1
19815,818.59,985.511,152.45,524.22,718.0
19825,995.210,398.911,731.85,825.92,707.1
19835,563.09,348.210,653.55,068.22,362.0
19845,657.59,090.810,453.35,059.92,259.5
19856,022.99,411.010,835.25,818.82,571.0
19866,255.59,762.911,388.05,632.12,485.5
19876,268.510,098.111,784.86,129.52,798.5
19886,615.411,054.812,966.06,395.13,223.8
19896,599.111,430.913,765.16,623.02,104.4
19906,567.210,882.412,949.56,577.02,977.5
19916,724.111,346.713,578.96,507.03,102.5
19926,438.811,488.413,826.66,407.63,056.1
19936,563.911,916.714,376.17,048.63,164.8
19947,183.312,651.715,279.67,638.83,455.0
19957,247.412,660.615,354.78,119.43,284.2
19967,649.312,295.414,838.58,424.13,514.8
19977,426.711,797.814,270.78,318.43,302.0
19986,784.510,344.612,673.76,562.62,637.4
19996,213.29,258.111,293.16,344.32,395.8
20005,993.68,754.210,738.65,687.02,196.9
20015,665.18,538.710,573.35,028.21,974.8
20025,732.08,342.310,255.75,266.02,129.8
20035,521.38,305.710,287.44,935.61,994.3
20045,420.88,224.110,278.04,630.21,809.4
20055,197.88,500.010,745.54,683.91,596.5
20065,371.88,603.110,954.24,397.11,660.1
20075,270.38,524.410,920.54,307.31,650.6
20085,123.68,307.610,755.23,826.81,612.9
20094,644.27,742.810,100.83,665.81,459.9
20104,242.96,954.89,137.03,348.11,293.4
20113,787.16,335.08,374.73,297.41,113.5
20123,362.45,902.07,815.73,052.71,154.3
20132,706.15,026.96,796.02,681.8692.2
20142,548.54,780.66,534.72,370.9621.9
20152,302.14,248.15,747.92,605.6660.1
20162,112.33,994.25,442.12,405.7609.0
20171,980.93,784.75,142.52,727.0545.7

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 0-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity may be of any race, i.e., white, black, American Indian, or Asian. Arrests of Hispanics are not reported separately.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05271&selOffenses=1. October 22, 2018.

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 website.

Arrest estimates for 2015 through 2017 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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