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The Implications of Juvenile Criminal Statistics
Chanel Walker
David Purdy
University of Phoenix The Implications of Juvenile Criminal Statistics Juvenile Delinquent (n): a minor who cannot be controlled by parental authority and commits antisocial or criminal acts,as vandalism or violence. Any person under the age of 18 is considered to be a juvenile. Fbi uniform crime reporting program is the basis of how data crime statistics are reported, tracked, and observed. Based on the data, the FBI prepares its annual Crime in the United States statistical compilation, which summarizes crimes known to the police and arrests made during the reporting calendar year. This information is used to describe the extent and nature of juvenile crime that comes to the attention of the justice system according to (Charles Puzzanchera,2009) (p.1). This report will summarize the juvenile crime statistics for the year of 2008. This report summarizes the overall decrease in juvenile arrests, and will also discuss the rise and fall of arrests in male, females, and minorities. In addition the assessment of tracking juvenile arrests, as a method of measuring the amount of juvenile crime and trends will be discussed. So strap in your seat belt and be prepared for a plethora of shocking discovery. Federal Bureau of investigations monitors four trend offenses reported by law enforcement agencies which are murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault, and robbery. The overall decrease in Juvenile arrests is compared to statistics of the same offence from previous and current years. The arrest rates of an offense can fluctuate over time depending on the offense, the area, the age of the juvenile and how many times a specific crime was committed. In 2008 violent crime arrest were far less than any year since 1990 and 3% greater than the…...

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