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NCJ Number: NCJ 198480     Find in a Library
Title: Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 1992
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Author(s): Jeffrey A. Butts Ph.D.
Corporate Author: National Juvenile Court Data Archive
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 07/1994
Page Count: 2
  Annotation: This fact sheet is a summary of juvenile court statistics, providing key statistics for the juvenile justice courts in the United States for 1992.
Abstract: In 1992, 1,471,200 delinquency cases were processed, and the number of cases involving offenses against persons increased 56 percent while property cases increased 23 percent since 1988. Detention statistics were provided showing that juveniles were securely detained in 20 percent of the delinquency cases processed in 1992, with a breakdown by type of offense. A table giving the most serious offense in delinquency cases in 1992, by percent change, as compared with 1991 and 1988, is provided. Other statistics provided include intake decisions, transfers to criminal court, adjudication and dispositions, gender, age, and race. For example, in 1992, 80 percent of the juvenile population was white and 15 percent Black with white juveniles involved in 65 percent of the delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile detention ; Juvenile courts ; Juvenile arrest trends ; Juvenile court trends
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 92-JN-CX-0001
Publication Number: FS-9418
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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