ERIC Number: ED155512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Court Statistics, 1974.
Corbett, Jacqueline; Vereb, Thomas S.
This report presents information on juvenile court processing of youth in the U.S. during 1974. It is based on data gathered under the National Juvenile Court Statistical Reporting System. Findings can be summarized as follows: (1) 1,252,700 juvenile delinquency cases, excluding traffic offenses, were handled by courts in the U.S. in 1974; (2) the increase in delinquency cases exceeded the increase in child population; (3) the court is frequently utilized to deal with juvenile delinquency; (4) all types of offenses increased in frequency; (5) delinquency is primarily a male problem, but the gap betwen the sexes is narrowing; (6) between 1973 and 1974, the estimated number of juvenile delinquency cases handled judicially by all juvenile courts increased by 28%; (7) the rate of delinquency cases (per 1,000 children aged 10-17) was an estimated 37.5 in 1974 compared to 34.2 in 1973; and (8) dependency and neglect cases decreased by four percent in 1974. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Juvenile Justice, Pittsburgh, PA.