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Youth Arrests Drop to Lowest Level in 40 Years

Juvenile Arrests, 2019

OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice have released "Juvenile Arrests, 2019." This  bulletin shows juvenile arrests rates have dropped to their lowest level in 40 years.

Findings show that in 2019, law enforcement agencies made an estimated 696,620 arrests of youth under age 18—the lowest number since at least 1980. In addition, juvenile arrests overall fell 58 percent between 2010 and 2019, although patterns vary by...

OJJDP Releases Fact Sheet on Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court

OJJDP has released "Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2018." This fact sheet presents national estimates of cases waived by juvenile court judges to criminal courts from 1985 through 2018. In 2018, juvenile courts in the United States handled 744,500 delinquency cases. In more than half (57 percent) of these cases, petitions were filed requesting an adjudication or waiver hearing. Of the petitioned cases, approximately...