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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for forcible rape in 2011 was one-third its 1991 peak.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Forcible Rape, 1980-2011

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Forcible Rape

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.

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  • Between 1980 and the peak in 1991, the juvenile arrest rate for forcible rape increased 50%.
  • After 1991, the forcible rape arrest rate gradually fell, resting at a level in 2011 that was 63% below the 1991 peak. In fact, the 2,800 estimated juvenile arrests for forcible rape in 2011 were the fewest such arrests since at least 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05203. February 25, 2014.

Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

 

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