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Title: Juvenile Delinquency in West Virginia: 1994 Juvenile Arrests
Author(s): C A Perkins; P A Klaus; L D Bastian; R L Cohen
Corporate Author: West Virginia Juvenile Justice Data Base (JJDB)
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 45
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
West Virginia Juvenile Justice Data Base (JJDB)
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United States of America

West Virginia Juvenile Justice Data Base (JJDB)
State Capitol
Charleston, WV 25305
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the numbers and types of arrests of juveniles in West Virginia in 1994, as well as offender characteristics, based on data on the State's Juvenile Justice Data Base.
Abstract: The 6,870 juvenile arrests involved 5,156 males and 1,714 females. The arrests involved 547 youths ages 10-12 years, 1,621 ages 13-14, 3,006 ages 15-17, and 1,696 age 17. The arrests involved 5,847 white youths, 1,016 black youths, and seven youths of other races. Larceny arrests were the most common for male juveniles and involved 1,102 arrests of males. Six juveniles were arrested for murder. No juveniles were arrested for manslaughter. Eight juveniles were arrested for forcible rape. Eighty-four were arrested for felonious assault. Profit-motivated offenses were involved in 2,524 arrests. The arrests also included 307 for drug law offenses, 72 for driving under the influence, 196 for liquor law violations, and 230 for drunkenness. Juveniles accounted for 10 percent of all violent crime arrests, compared with 19 percent nationally. Figures, tables, and footnotes
Main Term(s): Juvenile arrest statistics
Index Term(s): Juvenile delinquency; Juvenile offenders; West Virginia
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