skip navigation

Justinfo Subscribe to Stay Informed

Add your conference to our Justice Events calendar


NCJRS Abstract


Subscribe to Stay Informed
Want to be in the know? JUSTINFO is a biweekly e-newsletter containing information about new publications, events, training, funding opportunities, and Web-based resources available from the NCJRS Federal sponsors. Sign up to get JUSTINFO in your inbox.

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Library collection.
To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the NCJRS Abstracts Database.

How to Obtain Documents
NCJ Number: NCJ 150039     Find in a Library
Title: Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1992
  Document URL: PDF 
Author(s): J A Butts
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This report profiles the 1,471,200 juvenile delinquency cases that came before the juvenile courts of the United States in 1992.
Abstract: The caseload represented a 26 percent increase in total cases since 1988. The number of cases involving offenses against persons increased 56 percent during that period, while the number of property offense cases increased 23 percent. Half the delinquency cases disposed by the courts in 1991 were processed formally with the filing of a petition. Juveniles were adjudicated delinquent in 57 percent of petitioned delinquency cases in 1991. Twenty- eight percent of adjudicated delinquency cases resulted in out-of-home placement and 57 percent resulted in probation. A total of 11,700 delinquency cases, representing 2 percent of those processed formally, were transferred to criminal court. This number also represented a 68 percent increase since 1988. Juveniles were also held in secure detention facilities at some point between referral and disposition in 20 percent of all delinquency cases; 47 percent of these were charged with property offenses. Figures, tables, footnotes, and glossary
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile courts ; Juvenile adjudication ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Juvenile case disposition ; Juvenile delinquency
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 92-JN-CX-0001
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Survey
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: OJJDP Update on Statistics
  To cite this abstract, use the following link:

* A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's web site is provided.