Juvenile Arrests Report – 2009 Now Available

December 29, 2011

In December, OJJDP released the latest edition of the Juvenile Arrests bulletin series.

Some highlights from the bulletin include:
Juvenile arrests for violent offenses declined 10% between 2008 and 2009, and overall juvenile arrests fell 9% during that same period. Between 1994—when the Violent Crime Index arrest rates for juveniles hit a historic high—and 2009, the rate fell nearly 50% to its lowest level since at least 1980. Arrest rates for nearly every offense category for both male and female and white and minority youth were down in 2009. However, during 2000–2009, juvenile arrests for robbery rose 15%, and arrest rates for murder were unchanged, so juvenile crime and violence continue to plague many communities.

Click here to download the full report.

Note: NCJJ has produced the “Juvenile Arrests” bulletin series for OJJDP for about 2 decades. It is one of OJJDP’s most popular publications. The work is funded by the National Juvenile Justice Data Analysis Program.

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