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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2005 (NCJ 224538) June 2009
Fact Sheet
4 page(s)
Presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2005. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases handled climbed steadily (61 percent) and from 1997 through 2005, the delinquency caseload dropped 9 percent. Juvenile courts handled 46 percent more cases in 2005 than in 1985. This Fact Sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics 2005.