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  NCJ Number: NCJ 168963   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Court Statistics 1996
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Author(s): Anne L. Stahl ; Melissa Sickmund ; Terrence A. Finnegan ; Howard N. Snyder ; Rowen S. Poole ; Nancy Tierney
  Corporate Author: National Juvenile Court Data Archive
United States of America
  Date Published: 1999
  Page Count: 113
  Annotation: This report provides data and information on the delinquency and status offense cases handled by U.S. juvenile courts between 1987 and 1996.
  Abstract: It first presents national estimates of petitioned and nonpetitioned delinquency cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction. Next, national estimates of petitioned status offense cases are presented. Together, these sections provide a detailed national portrait of juvenile court cases, including the offenses involved, sources of referral, detention practices, and dispositions ordered. A description of the statistical procedure used to generate these estimates is presented in the "Methods" section. A glossary of terms is provided, since few terms in the field of juvenile justice have widely accepted definitions. The appendix presents the number of delinquency, status offense, and dependency cases handled by juvenile courts in 1996, by State and county. Table notes at the end of the appendix indicate the source of the data and the unit of count. The report indicates that in 1996 courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled an estimated 1,757,600 delinquency cases, a 3-percent increase over the 1995 caseload. Caseloads increased steadily between 1987 and 1996 across all four major offense categories: person, property drug offenses, and public order offenses. In 1996 U.S. juvenile courts petitioned and formally disposed an estimated 162,000 status offense cases, a 101-percent increase over 1987. Caseloads generally increased between 1987 and 1996 across all four offense categories: runaway, truancy, ungovernable, and liquor offenses. 86 tables and 26 figures
  Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
  Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile status offenses ; Juvenile status offenders ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Offender profiles ; Juvenile offender statistics ; Juvenile case disposition ; Juvenile offense statistics ; Juvenile offenders ; OJJDP grant-related documents
  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
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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