|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The juvenile arrest rate for running away declined 67% between 1994 and 2009.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Running Away, 1980-2011
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.
**As of data year 2010, the FBI no longer reports arrests for running away.
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- In 2009, the runaway arrest rate was 275 per 100,000 youth ages 10 to 17 - 44% below the 1980 rate.
- In 1994 and 1995 the arrest rates for running away were unusually high - nearly 50% higher on average than the rates for other years between 1980 and 1993.
- More than half (55%) of juvenile arrests for running away in 2009 involved a female, and 31% involved youth under age 15.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
February 25, 2014.
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