Delinquency Case Rate Trends
The person offense case rate declined 26% between 2005 and 2011.
Delinquency Case Rates for Person Offenses, 1985-2011
Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
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- The person offense case rate fell somewhat (down 11%) between its 1995 peak and 2002, and stayed within a limited range through 2005. By 2011, the rate rested at its lowest level since the early 1990s.
- In 2011, there were 10 person offense cases processed by juvenile courts for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
May 22, 2014.
Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.
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