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Relative Rate Indices1 of Petitioning of Delinquency Referrals

Year Minority Black AIAN* AHPI**

1990 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.9
1991 1.2 1.3 1.1 0.9
1992 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1
1993 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1
1994 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2
1995 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.0
1996 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0
1997 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1
1998 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1
1999 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1
2000 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1
2001 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1
2002 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.1
2003 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2
2004 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.1
2005 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
2006 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
2007 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
2008 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.1
2009 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2
2010 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.1

1 All RRI's are relative to whites.
* AIAN: American Indian or Alaskan Native.
** AHPI: Asian, Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander.
Summary

The minority RRI for the petitioning decision in delinquency offense cases remained at or above 1.1 each year between 1990 and 2010. This minority pattern was also found in the RRI for black youth. For most of the period the RRI for black youth was slightly greater than the RRIs for the other racial minorities, however, by 2010, the RRIs of each racial minority were about the same.