|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The 2010 juvenile arrest rate for aggravated assault was at its lowest point since the early 1980s.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Aggravated Assault, 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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- The juvenile arrest rate for aggravated assault doubled between 1980 and 1994 and then fell substantially and consistently through 2010, down 53% from its 1994 peak.
- As a result of this decline, the rate in 2010 returned to the level of the early 1980s, resting at a rate just 3% above the 1983 low point.
However, of the four Violent Crime Index offenses, only aggravated assault had a juvenile arrest rate in 2010 above the levels of the 1980s.
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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