|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Following a 42% decline between 2006 and 2010, the juvenile arrest rate for arson in 2010 was at its lowest point since at least 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson, 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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- 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 between 1994 and 2010, falling 62%.
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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