|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Drug abuse violation arrest rates fell for all race groups between 2007 and 2016: down 59% for blacks, 43% for whites, 13% for American Indians, and 36% for Asians.
|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:
December 06, 2017.
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 and 2016 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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