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Juvenile Arrests 2005 (NCJ 218096) August 2008
12 page(s)
Snyder, H. N.
Summarizes and analyzes National and State juvenile arrest data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report Crime in the United States 2005. The Bulletin provides baseline information for monitoring the Nation's progress in addressing juvenile crime. The overall large declines in the violent and property crime arrests from the mid-1990s through 2005 indicate a broadbased and general reduction in the delinquent behavior of America’s youth. Nevertheless, this Bulletin highlights remaining areas of concern. For example, between 1980 and 2005, juvenile arrest rates for simple assault increased more than 140%, with the increase twice as great for females as for males. Also, after declining for 10 years, the juvenile arrest rate for weapons law violations increased 27% between 2002 and 2005, with the increase far greater for black youth (48%) than white youth (15%).