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NCJ Number: 156335 Find in a Library
Title: Arrests of Juveniles in Wisconsin 1985-1994
Corporate Author: Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’
Netherlands
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 8
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Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’
Clingendael 7
2597 VH The Hague,
Netherlands
Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This publication summarizes data on juvenile arrests in Wisconsin over the past 10 years.
Abstract: The information presented has been summarized from "Crime and Arrests in Wisconsin. After being relatively stable from 1985 through 1988, the total number of juvenile arrests has increased in each of the last 6 years. Juvenile arrest rates have increased steadily except for a decrease in 1987. During the 10-year period, the number of juvenile arrests for Index Offenses increased by 19 percent, and the Index Offense arrest rate for Wisconsin juveniles increased by 16.4 percent from 1985 to 1994. Although Milwaukee County had decreases in both total Index Offense arrests and arrest rates during the decade, the arrest rate remained higher in Milwaukee County than in the rest of the State. Ninety-two percent of the juvenile arrests for Index Offenses made in Wisconsin during 1994 were for property crimes. Juvenile arrests for property crimes increased by 15.6 percent during the decade; juvenile arrests for violent crimes increased by 79.1 percent. Milwaukee County had a higher proportion of juvenile arrests for violent offenses than did the rest of Wisconsin. Total juvenile arrests for drug law violations increased by 74.7 percent from 1985 to 1994. In 1994 juvenile arrest rates for Violent Index Offenses peaked at age 17, and Property Index Offenses peaked at age 15. 14 figures and 2 tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Arrest statistics; Wisconsin
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