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Relative Rate Indices1 of Adjudication of Delinquency Referrals

Year Minority Black AIAN* AHPI**

1990 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
1991 1.0 1.0 1.1 0.8
1992 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.8
1993 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.8
1994 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9
1995 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9
1996 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9
1997 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.9
1998 0.9 0.9 1.1 0.9
1999 0.9 0.9 1.0 0.9
2000 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.0
2001 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2002 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2003 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2004 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2005 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2006 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2007 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2008 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2009 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0
2010 0.9 0.9 1.1 1.0

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 adjudication decision in delinquency offense cases remained constant between 1990 and 2010 at a level below 1.0; this indicates that minority youth petitioned for a delinquency offense were less likely to be adjudicated delinquent than were white youth. This RRI pattern was identical to that for black youth. The RRIs for the other two racial minorities showed no clear pattern of change during this period, but their average values were at or very near 1.0 for the period.