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Juvenile Arrests 1997 (NCJ 173938) December 1998
12 page(s)
Snyder, H. N.
Provides a summary and a preliminary analysis of national and State juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's November 1998 report, Crime in the United States, 1997. The data show decreases in juvenile violent crime, despite continuing growth in the juvenile population. In 1997, for the third year in a row, the total number of juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offensesómurder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assaultódeclined. Between 1994 and 1997, juvenile arrests for violent crime declined 23 percent. The percentage of violent crimes cleared by juvenile arrests also has declined.