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Juvenile Arrests 2001 (NCJ 201370) December 2003
12 page(s)
Snyder, H. N.
Summarizes and analyzes national and State juvenile arrest data presented in the FBI's report Crime in the United States 2001. As reported in this OJJDP Bulletin, juvenile violent crime arrests increased dramatically from the late 1980s through 1994 and then began a steady downward trend. In 2001, the juvenile arrest rate for violent crime was 44 percent below its peak in 1994, reaching its lowest level since 1983. The juvenile arrest rate for each of the offenses tracked in the FBI's Violent Crime Index (murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) has been declining steadily since the mid-1990s; for murder, the rate fell 70% from its 1993 peak through 2001.