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Delinquency Case Rate Trends
Male property offense case rates generally declined since 1991 but female case rates declined only after 1995.

Delinquency Case Rates for Property Offenses by Sex, 1985-2010

Year Males Females
1985 42.8 10.3
1986 44.4 10.7
1987 44.7 11.2
1988 44.8 10.9
1989 45.5 11.0
1990 47.9 12.0
1991 52.3 13.1
1992 51.5 13.2
1993 47.8 13.2
1994 48.1 14.1
1995 48.3 14.9
1996 46.8 14.8
1997 44.0 14.5
1998 39.7 13.2
1999 35.7 12.3
2000 33.3 12.0
2001 30.6 11.5
2002 29.9 11.5
2003 29.3 11.1
2004 28.0 11.2
2005 27.0 10.8
2006 26.5 9.7
2007 26.7 10.4
2008 27.0 11.1
2009 24.7 10.8
2010 22.0 9.6

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

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  • The male property offense case rate fell 58% between 1991 and 2010. As a result, the 2010 male property offense case rate was 49% below the rate in 1985.
  • Following an increase between 1985 and 1995, the female property offense case rate fell 35% between 1995 and 2006. Although the female property offense case rate fluctuated between 2006 and 2010, the rate in 2010 was at its lowest level since at least 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/court/JCSCR_Display.asp?ID=qa06242. April 17, 2013.

Adapted from Juvenile Court Statistics 2009. Forthcoming. Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice.

 

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