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Juvenile Arrests 1996 (NCJ 167578) November 1997
12 page(s)
Snyder, H. N.
Presents statistics on juvenile arrests for arson. The overall arson rate in 1997 was highest in large cities and lowest in rural areas. In 1997, a total of 20,000 arrests were made for which the most serious offense was arson. In 50% of these arrests, the person involved was under age 18. Arson was the criminal offense with the greatest portion of juveniles in the arrestee population. More than half (53 percent) of juvenile arson cases disposed by the courts in 1996 were formally processed.