|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
The increase in the juvenile robbery arrest rate for females outpaced that of males between 1988 and 1995.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Robbery by Sex, 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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- Juvenile male and female robbery arrest rates both decreased through the late 1980s and climbed to a peak in the mid-1990s; by 2002, both had fallen to their lowest level since at least 1980. Following these declines, the rates for both groups increased, then fell again through 2010.
- Despite the recent declines, the rates in 2010 remained above their low points in 2002.
- In 2010, the juvenile male robbery arrest rate was nearly 9 times the female rate.
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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