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OJJDP Bulletin Summarizes Juvenile Arrests

Today, OJJDP released "Juvenile Arrests, 2016." This bulletin describes the current arrest trends for juveniles from 1980 to 2016, using data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report. Findings presented in this bulletin show that the number of juvenile arrests was at its lowest since 1980, with much of the decline occurring within the past 10 years. However, patterns vary by offense and demographics.