|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
Male and female arrest rates for curfew and loitering fell more than 50% since 2006.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Curfew and Loitering 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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- Between 1988 and 1998, the juvenile male arrest rate for curfew and loitering increased 110% and the female rate increased 168%.
- Since their peak, the rate declined in equal proportions for both groups through 2012 (down 64% for males since 1996 and down 66% for females since 1998).
- Following these declines the female arrest rate in 2012 was at its lowest level since 1980 while the male rate was 15% below the rate in 1980.
Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
December 09, 2014.
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