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Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime

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This OJJDP Bulletin describes the extent and characteristics of juvenile arrests, based on 1999 statistics. It provides arrest rates for violent and property crimes, drug and weapons offenses, and violations of alcohol, curfew, and loitering laws. Arrests and arrest trends for males and females and for diverse racial groups are compared. The Bulletin also details the characteristics of the victims and the perpetrators of homicides committed by juveniles.