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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010 (NCJ 243041) February 2014
Fact Sheet
OJJDP National Report Series
4 page(s)
Charles Puzzanchera and Crystal Robson
This fact sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (61 percent) and, from 1997 through 2010, the delinquency caseload dropped 27 percent. Juvenile courts handled 17 percent more cases in 2010 than in 1985.
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