Sex of Youth|
Male juveniles were involved in 59% of the petitioned status offense caseshandled by juvenile courts during 1996. Nearly 7 in 10 liquor law violation cases involved males. On the other hand, about 6 in 10 cases of running away involved females. In 1996, 53% of truancy cases and 57% of ungovernability cases involved male juveniles. These patterns in status offense cases did not change much between 1987 and 1996.