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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrests
Q: What proportion of arrests involve persons under age 18?
A: Juveniles were involved in about 1 in 14 arrests for murder and aggravated assault in 2017, and 1 in 5 arrests for robbery.
Note: Running away from home and curfew and loitering violations are not presented in this figure because, by definition, only juveniles can be arrested for these offenses.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/qa05102.asp?qaDate=2017. Released on October 22, 2018.

Data Source: Arrest estimates developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on data published in the FBI's 2017 Crime in the United States report.

 

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