|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The 2010 juvenile arrest rate for murder was at its lowest point since at least 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Murder, 1980-2010
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
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- From the mid-1980s to the peak in 1993, the juvenile arrest rate for murder more than doubled.
- Then, the juvenile arrest rate for murder declined through the mid-2000s, reaching a level in 2004 that was 75% less than the 1993 peak.
- The growth in the juvenile murder arrest rate that began in 2004 was reversed in the last 3 years as the rate fell 23% since 2007, resting at a level that was 77% below its 1993 peak.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 17, 2012.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. and Adams, B. (2012). Juvenile Arrests 2009
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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