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  NCJ Number: NCJ 162423     Find in a Library
  Title: Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1994
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): Jeffrey A. Butts Ph.D.
  Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 12
  Annotation: Data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive formed the basis of an analysis of the caseloads, offenses, and other characteristics of the more than 1.5 million juvenile delinquency cases processed by juvenile courts in 1994.
  Abstract: The number of cases represented a 5-percent increase over the 1993 caseload and a 41-percent increase over the number of cases handled in 1995. The homicide caseload increased 144 percent between 1985 and 1994; the number of cases involving drug law offenses increased 35 percent between 1993 and 1994. Crimes against persons accounted for 22 percent of all cases in 1994. The number of delinquency cases involving female juveniles increased 54 percent between 1985 and 1994, while cases involving males increased 38 percent. Fifty-five percent of the delinquency cases processed by courts with juvenile jurisdiction involved formal petitions. Fifty-eight percent of the cases that were formally petitioned and scheduled for an adjudicatory or waiver hearing in juvenile court were adjudicated delinquent, and slightly more than 1 percent were transferred to adult criminal court. Figures, tables, and description of the methodology and the National Juvenile Court Data Archive
  Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
  Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile adjudication ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Juvenile case disposition ; Juvenile offense statistics
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Grant Number: 95-JN-FX-0008
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Juvenile Justice Bulletin, October 1996
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