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NCJ Number: 151614 Find in a Library
Title: Closer Look at Arrests in Florida
Corporate Author: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Arrest information from the Uniform Crime Reporting System in Florida in 1993 were analyzed to determine the characteristics of persons arrested, with emphasis on race, age, and gender.
Abstract: The results revealed a general decline in the numbers of Part I and Part II arrests, from a high of 756,750 in 1990 to a low of 653,787 in 1993. Offenders typically were young white males, but a greater percentage of all nonwhite males ages 18-24 than of white males were arrested. Juvenile white males were responsible for the greatest number and percentage of arrests for Part I crimes. Persons ages 18-24 represented approximately 10 percent of Florida's population, but were responsible for more than 25 percent of all arrests. Persons aged 55 and over made up 25 percent of the State's population, but were involved in only 3 percent of the arrests. Approximately 45 percent of all arrests were white males, but these arrests represented only 6 percent of that population group. The data since 1989 reveal that increasing proportion of arrests are of juveniles. Females represent approximately 18 percent of all arrests. Tables
Main Term(s): Arrest statistics
Index Term(s): Florida
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