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This bulletin presents a summary and analysis of national and state juvenile arrest data for 1999. Data come from the FBI's annual "Crime in the United States" report, which offers the estimated number of crimes reported to law enforcement agencies. The 1999 murder rate was the lowest since 1966. Of the nearly 1,800 juveniles murdered in 1999, 33 percent were under 5 years of age, 66 percent were male, 51 percent were white, and 52 percent were killed with firearms. The juvenile share of violent crime decreased in 1999. Twenty-seven percent of juvenile arrests were of females. Juvenile arrests disproportionately involved minorities. The chance of being murdered varied with age, gender, and race. Juvenile arrests for violence in 1999 were the lowest in a decade. Juvenile arrests for property crimes declined substantially in recent years. Juvenile arrests for curfew and loitering violations increased 113 percent between 1990-99. Arrests of juveniles accounted for 12 percent of all violent crimes cleared by arrest in 1999. Most juveniles arrested were referred to court. (SM)

Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Delinquency, Homicide, Juvenile Justice, Racial Differences, Rape, Sex Differences, Stealing, Violence, Youth Problems

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000. Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/ojjdp/185236.pdf.









Author: Snyder, Howard N.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9814&id=ED449291







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