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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2013
(NCJ 248899) October 2015
OJJDP National Report Series, Fact Sheet, 4 page(s)
Julie Furdella and Charles Puzzanchera
 
This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 1985 and 2013. Estimates are based on data from more than 2,400 juvenile courts with jurisdiction over 84 percent of the U.S. juvenile population. In 2013, juvenile courts handled nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases involving juveniles charged with criminal law violations. Data on public order, person, and property offenses and drug law violations by age, gender, and race are included as well as rates of dismissal, detention, waivers to criminal court, and adjudication and disposition.
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