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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2014
(NCJ 251107) January 2018
OJJDP National Report Series, Fact Sheet, 4 page(s)
 
This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases handled in U.S. juvenile courts between 2005 and 2014. In 2014, juvenile courts in the United States handled nearly 975,000 delinquency cases that involved juveniles charged with criminal law violations. The delinquency caseload fell to fewer than 1 million cases for the first time since the mid-1970s. From 2005 through 2014, the number of delinquency cases declined 42 percent across all four offense categories: property offenses (down 46 percent), public order offenses (down 44 percent), person offenses (down 40 percent), and drug law violations (down 30 percent).
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