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Juveniles on Probation
Probation as a Court Disposition
Q: How many delinquency cases receive probation as the most restrictive disposition?
A: Probation was ordered in 54% of the more than 775,000 delinquency cases that received a juvenile court sanction in 2012.
Disposition of delinquency cases, 1985-2012

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  • In 2012, an estimated 415,100 delinquency cases resulted in a term of probation - 14% above the the number of cases placed on probation in 1985.
  • Adjudicated delinquents accounted for 54% (222,900) of all delinquency cases placed on probation in 2012. In the remaining delinquency cases, the youth agreed to some form of voluntary or informal probation.

Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/probation/qa07102.asp?qaDate=2012. Released on February 20, 2015.

Adapted from Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics. Available on-line at: http://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/ezajcs/.

Data Source: National Juvenile Court Data Archive. National Center for Juvenile Justice. Pittsburgh, PA.


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