|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For both males and females, the juvenile arrest rate for arson reached a peak in 1994 and then declined.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Arson 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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- The female juvenile arrest rate for arson increased sharply between 1991 and 1994 (66%).
- Since reaching a peak in 1994, the juvenile arson arrest rate for male and female youth declined at a relatively equal pace (63% and 59%, respectively).
- In 2010, the rates for both male and female juveniles reached their lowest levels since at least 1980.
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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