|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Unlike the trends for most property crimes, the juvenile arrest rate for arson increased between 2010 and 2011.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson, 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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- After being relatively stable for most of the 1980s, the juvenile arrest rate for arson grew 34% between 1990 and 1994.
- The juvenile arrest rate for arson declined substantially since 1994, falling 62% by 2010. The decline in the juvenile arrest rate for arson was interrupted in the last year as the rate increased 9% through 2011.
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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