|Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
While burglary arrest rates for juveniles declined, motor vehicle theft arrest rates increased for all racial groups after 1983.
Juvenile Arrest Rates for Motor Vehicle Theft 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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- From 1983 to their peak years, arrest rates for motor vehicle theft nearly doubled for white juveniles (peak year 1990) and Asian juveniles (peak year 1988), the rate for American Indian juveniles increased nearly 150% (peak year 1989), and more than tripled for black juveniles (peak year 1989).
- In 2010, arrest rates for motor vehicle theft had fallen from their peak for each racial group: Asians (down 93%), whites (86%), blacks (87%), and American Indians (89%). As a result of these decline, motor vehicle theft arrest rates in 2010 were at their lowest level since at least 1980 for all race groups.
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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