Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6000, Rockville, MD 20849-6000; Tel: 301-519-5500; Tel: 800-638-8736 (Toll Free); E-mail: email@example.com. U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
This report offers the Congress, state legislators, and other state and local policymakers, professors and teachers, juvenile justice professionals, and concerned citizens solid answers to the most frequently asked questions about the nature of juvenile crime and victimization and about the justice system's response. Citing FBI and other data sources, this report demonstrates that the rate of juvenile violent crime arrests - after peaking in 1994 - has consistently decreased over the past several years. However, it has yet to return to the 1988 level, the year in which dramatic increases in juvenile crime arrests were first seen. This report also summarizes data on school violence and describes the recent downturn in the violent victimization of youth. New findings from the 1997 National Longitudinal Study of Youth, providing the most current data on self-reported delinquent and antisocial behavior, are included in this report. Data from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's new national Census of Juveniles in Residential Placements, summarizing key findings about the characteristics of juvenile offenders in custody are also presented. Each of the seven chapters includes several tables and figures as well as a list of references. An index is also provided. (MKA)
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National Center for Juvenile Justice, Pittsburgh, PA.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquent Prevention (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.