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Juveniles in Court
Delinquency Case Rate Trends
In 2011, juvenile courts processed 10.2 public order offense cases for every 1,000 youth under juvenile court jurisdiction.

Delinquency Case Rates for Public Order Offenses, 1985-2011

Year All juveniles
1985 7.4
1986 8.0
1987 8.0
1988 8.3
1989 8.5
1990 8.9
1991 8.8
1992 9.2
1993 10.2
1994 11.2
1995 11.5
1996 12.4
1997 13.0
1998 13.3
1999 13.3
2000 13.4
2001 13.3
2002 13.2
2003 13.4
2004 13.7
2005 13.8
2006 13.7
2007 13.6
2008 13.3
2009 12.3
2010 11.1
2011 10.2

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

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  • Most of the growth in the public order offense case rate took place between 1985 and 1997 - an increase of 77%.
  • After a few years of stability, the rate reached its peak in 2005, then fell 26% by 2011.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06234. May 22, 2014.

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

 

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