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Arrests Involving Hispanic Youth
Based on arrests known to law enforcement in 2012, Hispanic arrests peak at age 19 and then decline steadily.
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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  • Hispanic youth ages 15 to 17 accounted for 10% of all Hispanic arrests known to law enforcement in 2012.
  • About half (49%) of all Hispanic arrests reported in 2012 involved persons age 25 or younger.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/special_topics/qa10506.asp?qaDate=2012. Released on March 13, 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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