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NCJ Number: NCJ 204608     Find in a Library
Title: Juvenile Arrests 2002
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Author(s): Howard N. Snyder
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Juvenile Justice
Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 09/2004
Page Count: 12
  Annotation: This report provides a summary and an analysis of national and State juvenile arrest data presented in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report Crime in the United States 2002.
Abstract: Annually, local law enforcement agencies from across the United States report crime and arrest data to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniformed Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. The data from the UCR was used in preparing this report on the extent and nature of juvenile crime in 2002. Highlights from the report include: (1) law enforcement agencies in the United States made an estimated 2.3 million arrests of persons under the age of 18; (2) juveniles accounted for 17 percent of all arrests and 15 percent of all violent crime arrests; (3) for the eighth consecutive year, the rate of juvenile arrests for violent crime (i.e. murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault) decreased; (4) juvenile male arrest rates for aggravated assault and simple assault fell from the mid-1990's through 2002; (5) the disparity in violent crime arrest rates for Black juveniles and White juveniles declined significantly between 1980 and 2002; (6) the juvenile arrest rate for Property Crime Index offenses reached its lowest level in 2002 since the 1960's; and (7) between 1993 and 2002, juvenile arrests for driving under the influence increased 46 percent with the increase far greater for females (94 percent) than males (37 percent). Figures and tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ; FBI Uniform Crime Reports ; Arrest and apprehension ; Uniform crime reporting ; Uniform crime reports ; Violent juvenile offenders ; Juvenile arrest statistics ; Juvenile offender statistics ; Juvenile offenders
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 1999-JN-FX-K002
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
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Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Type: Statistics
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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