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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Juvenile female arrest rates for burglary declined less than male rates.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Sex, 1980-2011

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Sex

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Sex

Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population.

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  • The large decline in the juvenile burglary arrest rate was primarily the result of a decline in juvenile male arrests. Between 1980 and 2011, the male rate fell 76% while the female rate dropped 54%.
  • The rate for males reached a previous low in 2005, increased through 2008, and then fell 24% by 2011 to its lowest level since at least 1980.
  • For females, the rate also increased (15%) between 2005 and 2008, and then fell (27%) by 2011.
  • As a result of these declines, both rates in 2011 were at their lowest level since 1980.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05237. 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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