|Arrests involving Hispanic youth
|Larceny-theft accounted for about one of every six juvenile arrests involving Hispanic youth known to law enforcement in 2012.
Offense profile of Hispanic juvenile arrests known to law enforcement, 2012
|Most serious offense
|Violent Crime Index
| Violent sex offense
| Aggravated assault
|Other person offense
|Property Crime Index
| Motor vehicle theft
|Stolen property offense
|Other property offense
|Drug law violations
|Weapons law violations
|Liquor law violations
|Offenses against the family (non-violent)
|All other offenses
Note: This table is based on data originally collected by the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), which relies on the voluntary participation of local law enforcement departments in the U.S. Not all departments that participate in NIBRS report data for a full year. In fact, about 10% of all participating departments reported data for less than 12 months in 2012. As a result, this table is based on data from departments that reported for a complete year. In 2012, nearly 5,400 law enforcement agencies contributed complete year arrest data to NIBRS. This table summarizes the data reported by these complete year reporting departments.
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- Comparatively, less than 1% of all Hispanic juvenile arrests involved murder, robbery, or a violent sex offense.
- Drug law violations accounted for a relatively large share (12.5%) of Hispanic juvenile arrests known to law enforcement, as did simple assault and disorderly conduct (each accounted for about 10% of Hispanic juvenile arrests).
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/special_topics/qa10501.asp?qaDate=2012.
Released on April 27, 2015.
Data Source: National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (2014). National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2012: Arrestee Extract File. Study Number: ICPSR 35036. Distributed by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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