|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for all offenses reached its highest level in the last two decades in 1996, and then declined 54% by 2011.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for All Crimes, 1980-2012
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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- In 2012, there were 3,941 arrests for every 100,000 youths ages 10 through 17 in the United States.
- The overall juvenile arrest rate was 38% lower in 2012 than in 1980.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 09, 2014.
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