|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 43% by 2010.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for All Crimes, 1980-2010
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
[Text only] [Excel file]
- In 2010, there were 4,857 arrests for every 100,000 youths ages 10 through 17 in the United States.
- The overall juvenile arrest rate was 24% lower in 2010 than in 1980.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
USA.gov | Privacy | Policies & Disclaimers | FOIA | Site Map | Ask a Question | OJJDP Home
A component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice