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Trends in arrest rates by age group for Violent crimes* (rates are per 100,000 in age group)
Gender: All

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Charts: All ages 0 to 17 18 & older 10 to 17 0 to 14 15 to 17 18 to 20 21 to 24 25 & older
Years All ages 0 to 17 18 & older 10 to 17 0 to 14 15 to 17 18 to 20 21 to 24 25 & older
1980195.3136.6218.2280.541.6529.6596.3504.3144.6
1981199.9136.6224.0281.643.3536.8590.8511.9152.4
1982212.6132.7242.4277.542.1537.5633.1558.2166.7
1983199.0123.5226.6262.741.6503.1586.4518.2158.8
1984193.9120.1220.5259.741.8486.4569.4507.2156.5
1985193.6124.6218.2272.843.3501.9568.0507.1156.3
1986215.2127.2246.4283.341.1519.0622.4575.7180.4
1987210.5122.7241.4275.440.9501.2589.5565.8180.3
1988240.2137.6276.0313.646.4580.8674.0643.6208.4
1989261.9157.9297.8364.854.7694.6765.6699.3223.0
1990266.9168.1301.2390.255.6772.4838.8725.6220.9
1991268.3177.9299.8411.261.1818.7892.9729.1217.9
1992274.1186.5304.7428.566.7839.6905.1736.0224.9
1993275.4196.4303.1449.169.8885.1917.8718.4225.6
1994282.1210.0307.5477.877.1919.0926.7722.2231.5
1995286.0207.2313.8468.374.1899.7921.4724.5240.3
1996258.7184.7284.8413.465.0794.1868.6675.7215.8
1997251.5168.3280.7374.860.6705.9819.2663.7215.4
1998233.8151.9262.4336.955.0634.6762.4617.5201.0
1999217.6138.6245.1305.054.5558.6695.1586.4187.3
2000211.9130.9239.8285.351.9525.1675.9578.8182.5
2001210.5128.1238.7276.151.1509.0657.1585.9181.2
2002205.9120.8234.8258.647.3480.6633.7573.0179.1
2003196.7119.6222.7255.347.2471.6599.1543.3169.7
2004191.4118.2215.9251.745.4467.1580.9519.9165.0
2005195.6124.6219.1265.146.2489.4606.1530.5166.5
2006196.7131.0218.3279.945.9519.8623.5530.1164.8
2007190.6125.5211.8269.841.9506.0617.6513.2159.4
2008188.2124.6208.7270.640.0515.1624.2510.8155.5
2009182.7111.7205.3244.134.4473.5599.1507.7153.5
2010172.098.5195.1216.031.4416.5541.9478.2148.3
2011165.488.4189.3194.028.8374.4501.8463.0145.6
2012160.379.4185.1174.926.6335.9468.4448.1144.3
2013146.669.1170.2152.323.3292.9410.0404.2134.9
2014150.068.7174.5151.222.8292.5401.2408.9140.4
2015150.565.3176.0143.721.4277.4392.5407.1143.5
2016152.165.3177.8143.820.8279.5396.0400.7146.6
2017152.364.6178.0141.620.9275.6382.5388.8149.2
2018151.762.2177.6136.121.5260.7357.2374.2151.8
2019143.459.6167.4130.321.3245.8321.7339.0145.3
2020140.144.0167.396.113.5191.0305.4335.4146.7

* The "violent crimes" category includes the offenses of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault and is presented as an alternative to the Violent Crime Index, which is not available as a result of the change to the definition of rape in 2013. In any given year prior to the change in the rape definition, these three offenses accounted for more than 95% of arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses.

2020 was the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, which may have impacted policies, procedures, and data collection activities. Additionally, stay-at-home orders likely impacted the volume and type of law-violating behavior that came to the attention of law enforcement in 2020.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Trends in arrest rates by age group for Violent crimes* (rates are per 100,000 in age group). Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/ucr_trend.asp?table_in=1. Released on July 08, 2022.

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 2015-2020 were developed by the National Center for Juvenile Justice based on the FBI’s annual Master Arrest Files of 12-month reporting departments available from the Crime Data Explorer. Arrest estimates for 2015-2019 were revised in June 2022.

 

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