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NCJ Number: 148122 Find in a Library
Author(s): J Corbett; T S Vereb
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 38
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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The principal sources of data for this report on juvenile court cases were annual reports from State agencies, including estimates, analyses, and tabular accounts of juvenile delinquency cases and dependency and neglect cases disposed of by juvenile courts in 1974.
Abstract: There were an estimated 1.25 million juvenile delinquency cases handled by the courts in 1974, an increase of 9 percent over the 1973 estimate. Both urban, semi-urban, and rural courts experienced case increases during that period. Reports of police arrests of juveniles were very similar to the data obtained from juvenile courts in their long-range trends. Serious offenses against persons represented about 4 percent of all arrests of juveniles. While delinquency remained mostly a boys' problem, the gap between the number of boy and girl offenders narrowed; the number of girls' delinquency cases disposed of by juvenile courts rose faster than boys' cases every year between 1965 and 1974. In 1974, 53 percent of juvenile delinquency cases disposed of by juvenile courts were handled judicially. While dependency and neglect cases in the U.S. increased 12 percent between 1972 and 1973, there was an estimated decline of 4 percent in 1974. 12 tables, 10 notes, and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile court statistics; Statistics
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