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Juvenile Arrest Rate Trends
American Indian juveniles had the highest arrest rate for liquor law violations in 2011.

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations by Race, 1980-2011

Juvenile Arrest Rates for Liquor Law Violations

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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  • In 2011, the liquor law violation arrest rate for white juveniles was less than the American Indian rate, nearly three times the black rate and nearly five times the Asian rate.
  • Race-specific trends in liquor law violation arrest rates vary greatly. Between 1980 and 2011, the liquor law violation arrest rate declined 47% for white juveniles. Over this period, the black rate increased 42%, the American Indian rate declined 22%, and the Asian rate decreased 15%.


Internet Citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available:
http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/crime/JAR_Display.asp?ID=qa05276. February 25, 2014.

 

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