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Delinquency Case Rate Trends
The person offense case rate declined 26% between 2005 and 2011.

Delinquency Case Rates for Person Offenses, 1985-2011

Delinquency Cases Rates for Person Offenses

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:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06231. May 22, 2014.

Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2011. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

 

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