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  NCJ Number: NCJ 170607   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Juvenile Court Statistics 1995
  Document URL: HTML PDF 
  Author(s): M Sickmund ; A L Stahl ; T A Finnegan ; H N Snyder ; R S Poole ; J A Butts
  Date Published: 1998
  Page Count: 112
  Annotation: This report profiles more than 1.7 million juvenile delinquency cases and 146,000 juvenile status offense cases handled by juvenile courts in 1995.
  Abstract: The estimates were based on analyzes of approximately 876,000 automated case records and court-level statistics summarizing more than 176,800 additional cases, using information provided to the National Juvenile Court Data Archive by nearly 1,800 courts with jurisdiction over 67 percent of the juvenile population in 1995. The number of cases involving offenses against the person increased 98 percent between 1986 and 1995, while property offense cases increased 23 percent, drug law offense cases increased 120 percent, and public order offense cases increased 48 percent. Weapons offense caseloads increased 132 percent, and cases involving motor vehicle thefts increased 23 percent. Offense categories that experienced declines in caseloads between 1994 and 1995 included criminal homicide cases, weapons offense cases, and motor vehicle theft cases. Adjudicated male delinquents were more likely than female delinquents to be placed out of the home. Figures, tables, and appended tables and methodological information
  Main Term(s): Juvenile court statistics
  Index Term(s): Juvenile processing ; Juvenile status offenders ; Juvenile adjudication ; Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) ; Juvenile case disposition ; Juvenile crime patterns ; Juvenile delinquency ; Juvenile delinquents
  Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
  Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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United States of America
  Type: Statistics
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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