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Juvenile Arrests 1999 (NCJ 185236) December 2000
12 page(s)
Snyder, H. N.
Provides a summary and analysis of national and State juvenile arrest data reported in the FBI's October 2000 report, Crime in the United States, 1999. After peaking in 1994, juvenile violent crime arrests, which had increased substantially since the late 1980's, declined dramatically. The juvenile arrest rate for violent crime in 1999 was 36 percent below its peak in 1994. From 1993 to 1999, the juvenile arrest rate for murder decreased 68 percent—to its lowest level since the 1960's. The number of juvenile arrests has declined in every violent crime category despite an 8-percent growth in the juvenile population from 1993 to 1999.