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Juvenile Crime Statistics
Juan Ramirez
April 15, 2012
Jerry Kilgo

Abstract In this paper I will address juvenile crime statistics, from the Juvenile Justice Bulletin show a growing trend, in that juvenile crime actually appears to be declining according to the Juvenile Arrests 2001 Report. Even though there is a decline in juvenile offenses but the juvenile drugs and juvenile aggravated assault has increased. About 50% of the juvenile crimes be committed by female juveniles. Also I will be covering Minority and female juveniles and the tracking the juvenile crimes.

Juvenile Arrests

Juvenile crime has been an issue throughout the 1800s. Dealing with juvenile crime committed and examine the juvenile arrests, and criminal activity, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention a study of juvenile arrest statistics (FindLaw, 2011). In Juvenile Justice Bulletin there was a decrease in arrest in juveniles. According, to the Juvenile Justice Bulletin it shows that it was the lowest since 1988 of juvenile arrests being arrested (Flores, 2003). In 1994 juveniles peaked over and also in 1995 and around 2001 juveniles being arrested dropped. In Juvenile Justice Bulletin it breaks down the juvenile crimes committed from aggravated assaults committed by juveniles. It was lower 2001 and down in 1991 but aggravated assaults were lower in 2001 than any other year from 1991. Juveniles that committed murders were low from 1984. Robberies were committed by juveniles were low too since 1970’s (Flores, 2003). According to, the Office of Juvenile Justice statistics it appears that it’s going downward trend and it show that juvenile violent crime is down for two consecutive years in 2006 by 5 % (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2011). After 1997 the drug offense became to decline but during the 1990’s…...

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