|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The 2012 juvenile male arrest rate for forcible rape was 44% below the rate in 1980.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Forcible Rape by Sex, 1980-2012
|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 an increase throughout the 1980s, the juvenile male arrest rate for forcible rape declined continuously between 1991 and 2012, falling 66%.
- Females constitute a small share of juvenile arrests for forcible rape. In 2012, less than 2% of all juvenile arrests for forcible rape involved a female.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 09, 2014.
Adapted from Puzzanchera, C. (2013). Juvenile Arrests 2011
. Washington, D.C.: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
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