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Juvenile Arrests 1998 (NCJ 179064) December 1999
Bulletin
12 page(s)
Snyder, H. N.
Provides a summary and analysis of national and State juvenile arrest data from the FBI’s October 1999 report, Crime in the United States, 1998. The data show that in 1998, for the fourth consecutive year, total juvenile arrests for Violent Crime Index offenses-murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault-declined. The decrease in Juvenile Violent Crime Index arrests between 1994 and 1998 was 19 percent for juveniles, compared with 6 percent for adults. The percentage of violent crimes cleared by juvenile arrests also continued to decline. The Bulletin also includes data on juvenile arrests for property crimes and juvenile and adult involvement, as perpetrators and victims, in family violence incidents.
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