|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
American Indian juveniles had the highest arrest rate for liquor law violations in 2018. The American Indian rate was more than twice the white rate, nearly 7 times the rate for black youth, and more than 11 times the rate for Asian youth.
|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.
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Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
October 31, 2019.
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 2018 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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