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Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juvenile Arrests
Q: How do juvenile arrest rates vary by State?
A: State variations in juvenile arrest rates may reflect differences in juvenile law-violating behavior, police behavior, and/or community standards; therefore, comparisons should be made with caution.

Juvenile arrest rates by State, 2016

State Reporting
Coverage
Aggravated
assault
Robbery Larceny
Drug
abuse
Weapons
United States 86% 85 59 577 293 57
Alabama 78% 42 28 314 49 24
Alaska 100% 191 44 619 259 30
Arizona 92% 91 49 751 454 32
Arkansas 93% 94 31 607 260 41
California 99% 100 64 310 156 84
Colorado 90% 88 24 921 473 57
Connecticut 99% 62 45 527 161 49
Delaware 100% 229 129 770 367 106
District of Columbia 0% NA NA NA NA NA
Florida 100% 108 82 944 298 43
Georgia 79% 73 57 616 264 61
Hawaii 100% 61 56 532 351 12
Idaho 79% 55 5 656 466 49
Illinois 22% 85 220 980 444 244
Indiana 65% 92 64 659 236 55
Iowa 90% 140 37 871 319 41
Kansas 60% 56 17 479 351 28
Kentucky 100% 29 49 323 110 21
Louisiana 89% 194 76 1,062 335 103
Maine 100% 20 6 677 318 12
Maryland 86% 150 204 930 414 122
Massachusetts 94% 104 30 211 37 26
Michigan 98% 75 28 480 221 35
Minnesota 95% 79 66 913 279 72
Mississippi 46% 20 57 537 179 86
Missouri 95% 85 57 717 412 49
Montana 99% 61 8 858 360 6
Nebraska 90% 27 29 1,268 695 50
Nevada 100% 205 123 466 277 55
New Hampshire 96% 35 20 334 527 1
New Jersey 98% 77 71 311 398 74
New Mexico 72% 131 12 667 319 41
New York 54% 78 69 526 330 39
North Carolina 62% 58 78 679 189 91
North Dakota 99% 61 8 884 624 31
Ohio 77% 35 33 450 195 34
Oklahoma 95% 70 29 561 328 41
Oregon 91% 59 20 622 525 30
Pennsylvania 92% 124 92 489 279 69
Rhode Island 100% 55 39 505 82 138
South Carolina 97% 68 54 692 435 91
South Dakota 91% 110 13 1,199 1,015 59
Tennessee 97% 148 55 616 379 59
Texas 97% 66 45 475 337 27
Utah 92% 38 14 737 480 55
Vermont 56% 29 0 192 74 22
Virginia 98% 32 47 473 250 40
Washington 89% 62 46 496 214 37
West Virginia 68% 30 5 130 94 21
Wisconsin 98% 90 75 1,058 544 103
Wyoming 94% 30 5 982 956 67

NA = Crime in the United States 2016 reported no arrest counts for the District of Columbia.

Note: In this table the arrest rate is defined as the number of arrests of persons under age 18 for every 100,000 persons ages 10-17. Juvenile arrests (arrests of youth under age 18) reported at the State level in Crime in the United States cannot be disaggregated into more detailed age categories so that the arrests of persons under age 10 can be excluded in the rate calculation.

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Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/qa05103.asp?qaDate=2016. Released on December 06, 2017.

Data Source: Adapted from the FBI's 2016 Crime in the United States Report [Tables 3 (formerly Table 5) and 22 (formerly Table 69)].

 

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