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NCJ Number: 150039 Find in a Library
Title: Offenders in Juvenile Court, 1992
Author(s): J A Butts
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-2363
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
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
Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
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 adjudication; Juvenile case disposition; Juvenile courts; Juvenile delinquency; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Note: OJJDP Update on Statistics
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