U.S. Department of Justice, Office Of Justice Programs, Innovation - Partnerships - Safer Neighborhoods
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Serving Children, Families, and Communities
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book logo jump over products navigation bar
OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book logoAbout SSBFrequently Asked QuestionsPublicationsData Analysis ToolsNational Data SetsOther ResourcesAsk a Question

Juvenile Population Characteristics
Juveniles as Victims
Juveniles as Offenders
Juvenile Justice System Structure & Process
Law Enforcement & Juvenile Crime
Juveniles in Court
Juveniles on Probation
Juveniles in Corrections
Juvenile Reentry & Aftercare
Special Topics
Data Snapshot
Statistical Briefing Book Home

OJJDP logo


Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007 (NCJ 230169) June 2010
Fact Sheet
2 page(s)
Presents statistics on person offenses handled by juvenile courts between 1985 and 2007. (Person offenses include assault, robbery, rape, homicide, and other crimes involving force or threat of force against persons.) In 2007, U.S. juvenile courts handled an estimated 429,200 delinquency cases in which the most serious charge was an offense against a person. The 2007 person offense caseload was 122 percent greater than in 1985. In 2007, person offenses accounted for 25 percent of the delinquency caseload, compared with 16 percent in 1985. The fact sheet is based on the report Juvenile Court Statistics, 20062007.