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Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2010



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Characteristics of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts

Year Number
of cases
Percent of cases handled by juvenile courts
Female Under 16 White Black American
Indian
Asian/NHPI
1985 1,168,600 19% 61% 73% 24% 2% 1%
1986 1,207,800 19% 59% 72% 25% 2% 1%
1987 1,208,100 20% 58% 71% 26% 2% 1%
1988 1,220,300 19% 58% 69% 28% 2% 1%
1989 1,250,200 19% 60% 68% 29% 2% 1%
1990 1,340,800 19% 61% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1991 1,466,900 19% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1992 1,536,300 20% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1993 1,572,600 21% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1994 1,711,600 22% 62% 67% 30% 2% 1%
1995 1,826,600 22% 61% 67% 30% 1% 1%
1996 1,871,500 23% 60% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1997 1,878,500 24% 59% 68% 30% 2% 1%
1998 1,797,300 24% 58% 69% 28% 2% 1%
1999 1,732,900 25% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2000 1,709,300 25% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2001 1,685,600 26% 58% 68% 29% 2% 1%
2002 1,679,100 27% 58% 67% 30% 2% 1%
2003 1,683,900 27% 58% 66% 31% 2% 1%
2004 1,684,700 27% 58% 65% 32% 2% 1%
2005 1,679,300 27% 57% 64% 33% 1% 1%
2006 1,630,800 26% 56% 64% 34% 1% 1%
2007 1,632,200 27% 54% 64% 34% 1% 1%
2008 1,614,900 27% 53% 63% 34% 1% 1%
2009 1,484,400 28% 52% 64% 34% 1% 1%
2010 1,368,200 28% 52% 64% 33% 2% 1%
Note: The estimates in this table are rounded to the nearest 100.

Suggested citation: Puzzanchera, C. and Kang, W. (2013). "Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics: 1985-2010." Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/