|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Between 1989 and 2011, the juvenile arrest rate for motor vehicle theft fell 88%, so that the rate in 2011 was at its lowest level since at least 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft, 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 motor vehicle theft more than doubled between 1983 and 1989, up 141%.
- After the 1989 peak, the juvenile arrest rate for motor vehicle theft declined steadily through 2011, falling 88%.
- This large decline in juvenile arrests outpaced declines in adult arrests. Between 2002 and 2011, the number of juvenile motor vehicle theft arrests fell 69%, while adult motor vehicle theft arrests decreased 49%.
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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