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Delinquency Case Rate Trends
Despite a slight increase between 1985 and 1991, the property offense case rate declined from the mid-1990s though 2011.

Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses, 1985-2011

Delinquency Cases Rates for Property Offenses

Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.

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  • Between 1991 and 2011, the property offense case rate declined 56%. As a result, the rate in 2011 nearly half of the rate in 1985.
  • Property offense case rates are higher than the rates for other offenses. In 2011, for example, juvenile courts processed 14.3 property offense cases for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction, compared with 10.2 public order offense cases, 10.1 person offense cases, and 4.9 drug offense cases.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06232. May 22, 2014.

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

 

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