The National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) has released Juvenile Court Statistics 2014. The report describes delinquency cases and petitioned status offense cases that courts with juvenile jurisdiction processed in 2014 and presents trends since 2005. Data include case counts and rates, detailed by juvenile demographics and offenses charged. In addition, national estimates of cases involving Hispanic youth are now available.
In 2014, courts handled nearly 1 million delinquency cases (down 42 percent since 2005). Twenty-eight percent of these cases involved females, 53 percent involved youth younger than 16, and 18 percent involved Hispanic youth.
- The report draws on data from the OJJDP-sponsored National Juvenile Court Data Archive.
- See OJJDP's Statistical Briefing Book for additional information on juvenile court case processing.
- NCJJ is the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.