Delinquency Case Rate Trends
Despite a slight increase between 1985 and 1991, the property offense case rate declined from the mid-1990s though 2010.
Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses, 1985-2010
Note: Rates are cases per 1,000 youth ages 10-upper age of juvenile court jurisdiction.
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- Between 1991 and 2010, the property offense case rate declined 52%. As a result, the rate in 2010 was 41% below the 1985 level.
- Property offense case rates are higher than the rates for other offenses. In 2010, for example, juvenile courts processed 15.9 property offense cases for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction, compared with 11.3 public order offense cases, 11.0 person offense cases, and 5.2 drug offense cases.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
April 17, 2013.
Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2009
. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.
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