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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 2002

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This Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts in 2002. The number of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts decreased 11 percent between 1997 and 2002. During this time, the number of person offense cases decreased 2 percent, property offense cases decreased 27 percent, drug law violation cases increased 1 percent, and public order offense cases increased 7 percent.