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Juveniles in Court
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

Year All juveniles
1985 26.7
1986 28.0
1987 28.5
1988 28.4
1989 28.8
1990 30.0
1991 32.7
1992 32.4
1993 31.1
1994 31.6
1995 32.1
1996 31.2
1997 29.6
1998 26.8
1999 24.3
2000 23.0
2001 21.3
2002 20.9
2003 20.5
2004 19.8
2005 19.2
2006 18.4
2007 18.8
2008 19.3
2009 17.8
2010 15.8
2011 14.3

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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