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Delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth
The proportion of the Hispanic delinquency caseload involving person and drug offense cases has grown since 2005.

Characteristics of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth, 2005-2018

2005 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017 2018
Number of delinquency cases 262,100 247,500 226,100 200,900 182,100 172,100 162,300 144,000 137,200
Most serious offense 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Person 22% 21% 21% 22% 22% 23% 26% 28% 30%
Property 35% 36% 35% 34% 32% 32% 31% 29% 27%
Drugs 12% 14% 14% 15% 16% 16% 15% 16% 17%
Public order 31% 30% 29% 29% 30% 29% 28% 26% 26%
 
Sex 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Male 77% 76% 76% 76% 76% 76% 75% 76% 76%
Female 23% 24% 24% 24% 24% 24% 25% 24% 24%
 
Age at referral 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Under 15 34% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 29% 29% 30%
Age 15 23% 22% 22% 22% 22% 21% 21% 21% 21%
Age 16 23% 26% 25% 26% 25% 25% 25% 25% 25%
Age 17+ 20% 23% 23% 23% 24% 24% 25% 26% 25%

Note: Percents may not sum to 100% due to rounding.

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  • The proportion of cases involving Hispanic females remained stable at about one-fourth each year since 2005.
  • Similarly, the proportion of cases involving Hispanic youth under age 15 has been relatively stable at about 30% since 2005.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/special_topics/qa10602.asp?qaDate=2018. Released on March 31, 2020.

Adapted from Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics. Available on-line at: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/.

Data Source: National Juvenile Court Data Archive. National Center for Juvenile Justice. Pittsburgh, PA.

 

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