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Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2007

NCJ Number
230170
Date Published
Annotation
This report provides statistical data on the Nation’s juvenile delinquency probation caseload for 2007 with trend data from 1985 to 2007.
Abstract
Highlights of the report include: (1) one-third of all delinquency cases disposed in 2007 received probation as the most serious disposition; (2) the likelihood of probation for cases in which the youth was adjudicated delinquent decreased from 1985 to 2007 except for person offenses which remained the same; (3) 68 percent of cases place on probation involved White juveniles, 29 percent involved African-American juveniles, and 3 percent involved juveniles of other races; (4) most cases (74 percent) placed on probation in 2007 involved males and the female share of the probation caseload grew from 18 percent in 1985 to 26 percent in 2007; (5) the number of adjudicated person, drug, and public order offense cases ordered to formal probation nearly doubled between 1985 and 2007 and property offense cases decreased 1 percent during that period; and (6) the number of person, drug, and public order offense cases placed on informal probation increased between 1985 and 2007, while property offense cases decreased nearly 50 percent during that period. This report provides statistical data on juvenile delinquency probation caseload for 2007 with trend data reflecting 1985 to 2007. Tables and figures
Date Created: August 5, 2014