|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Similar to the trends for other violent crimes, the juvenile arrest rate for aggravated assault reached a historic low in 2011.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Aggravated Assault, 1980-2011
|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 2011, down 57% from its 1994 peak.
- As a result of this decline, the rate in 2011 was at its lowest level since at least 1980.
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:
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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