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  NCJ Number: NCJ 160941     Find in a Library
  Title: Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System: Statistics Summary
  Document URL: Text PDF 
  Author(s): E Poe-Yamagata ; J A Butts
  Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
United States of America
  Date Published: 1996
  Page Count: 40
  Annotation: This analysis of patterns in the arrests, judicial management, and correctional placement of female juvenile offenders notes that females are entering the juvenile justice system more often and at younger ages than in past years.
  Abstract: Although males account for most delinquency and are involved in more than three-fourths of juvenile arrests and juvenile court delinquency cases, the relative increase in juvenile arrests involving females was more than double the increase for males between 1989 and 1993. Juvenile arrests for violent crimes increased 33 percent for males and 55 percent for females during that period, and the ratio of male to female juvenile arrests declined from 8:1 in 1989 to 6:1 in 1993. Offenses against the person accounted for 24 percent of all female delinquency cases and 21 percent of all male delinquency cases in 1993. Both female and male caseloads included a higher proportion of offenses against the person in 1993 than in 1989. Female offenders were less likely than males to be ordered to an out-of-home placement following juvenile court adjudication and disposition. Tables, figures, and list of 10 related readings
  Main Term(s): Female juvenile delinquents
  Index Term(s): Juvenile statistics ; Male female juvenile offender comparisons
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Publication Number: 95-JN-FX-0008
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: OJJDP Statistics Summary
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