|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
For all racial groups, juvenile arrest rates for burglary declined substantially between 1980 and 2010.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Burglary by Race, 1980-2010
|Note: Rates are arrests of persons ages 10-17 per 100,000 persons ages 10-17 in the resident population. Persons of Hispanic ethnicity may be of any race, i.e., white, black, American Indian, or Asian. Arrests of Hispanics are not reported separately.
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- Between 1980 and 2010, the burglary arrest rate declined 88% for both Asian and American Indian youth, 76% for whites, and 67% for blacks. As a result, rates for Asian, American Indian, and white youth in 2010 were at their lowest levels of the 31-year period.
- After falling to its lowest level of the 31 year period in 2004, the burglary arrest rate for black juveniles increased through 2008, then fell in 2010 to a level just 7% above the 2004 low point.
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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