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Delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth
Of the delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth in 2019, about one in four involved a female, and three in ten involved youth ages 15 or younger.

Demographic profile of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth, by offense, 2019

Most serious offense Number
of cases
Females Under
age 15
Age 15 Age 16 Age 17+
Total 136,100 26% 31% 21% 25% 23%
Person offenses 42,300 30% 38% 20% 22% 20%
 Violent Crime Index* 11,300 16% 27% 20% 25% 27%
  Criminal homicide 200 13% 10% 21% 32% 37%
  Rape 1,300 2% 38% 16% 20% 27%
  Robbery 3,700 12% 19% 23% 30% 28%
  Aggravated assault 6,000 22% 31% 19% 24% 26%
 Simple assault 27,500 37% 42% 20% 21% 17%
 Other violent sex offenses 1,000 5% 48% 21% 16% 15%
 Other person offenses 2,500 26% 40% 20% 22% 17%
Property offenses 36,100 24% 30% 23% 24% 23%
 Property Crime Index** 24,900 27% 28% 23% 25% 24%
  Burglary 7,300 14% 28% 22% 24% 26%
  Larceny-theft 14,000 36% 28% 22% 26% 24%
  Motor vehicle theft 3,300 24% 25% 28% 27% 20%
  Arson 300 15% 56% 20% 12% 12%
 Vandalism 5,900 15% 38% 20% 21% 21%
 Trespassing 3,700 23% 33% 26% 25% 16%
 Stolen property offenses 800 13% 23% 25% 23% 29%
 Other property offenses 800 22% 33% 20% 22% 25%
Drug law violations 23,200 23% 26% 22% 29% 24%
Public order offenses 34,600 24% 27% 21% 25% 27%
 Obstruction of justice 18,200 23% 21% 21% 28% 30%
 Disorderly conduct 6,000 36% 41% 23% 20% 15%
 Weapons offenses 4,000 9% 29% 18% 23% 30%
 Liquor law violations 1,100 29% 18% 14% 23% 45%
 Nonviolent sex offenses 2,100 18% 41% 20% 17% 22%
 Other public order offenses 3,100 23% 30% 19% 24% 27%

Note: *Violent Crime Index includes criminal homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.
*Property Crime Index includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson cases.

Percents may not sum to 100% due to rounding.



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  • Hispanic female youth accounted for one-third or more of all Hispanic delinquency cases involving simple assault, larceny-theft, and disorderly conduct offenses.
  • Hispanic youth under age 15 accounted for more than half of all delinquency cases involving arson.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/special_topics/qa10604.asp?qaDate=2019. Released on June 22, 2021.

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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