ERIC Number: ED495786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2006 National Report
Snyder, Howard N.; Sickmund, Melissa
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This report presents comprehensive information on juvenile crime, violence, and victimization and on the juvenile justice system. This report brings together the latest available statistics from a variety of sources and includes numerous tables, graphs, and maps, accompanied by analyses in clear, nontechnical language. The report offers Congress, state legislators and other state and local policymakers, professors and teachers, juvenile justice professionals, and concerned citizens empirically based answers to frequently asked questions about the nature of juvenile crime and victimization and about the justice system's response. Citing the FBI and other data sources, the Report demonstrates that the rate of juvenile violent crime arrests has consistently decreased since 1994, falling to a level not seen since at least the 1970s. However, during this period of overall decline in juvenile violence, the female proportion of juvenile violent crime arrests has increased (especially for the crime of assault), marking an important change in the types of youth entering the juvenile justice system and in their programming needs. The report also describes when and where juvenile violent crime occurs, focusing attention on the critical afterschool hours. Statistics presented throughout the report find that racial disparity in the juvenile justice system is declining. The report also presents new findings from OJJDP's national Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement. In sum, this report offers a clear view of juvenile crime and the justice system's response at the beginning of the 21st century.
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Individual Characteristics, At Risk Persons, Poverty, Dropouts, Crime, Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Criminals, Violence, Females, Gender Differences, Youth, Racial Differences, Demography, Homicide, Suicide, School Safety, Rape, Internet, Runaways, Child Abuse, Foster Care, Weapons, Substance Abuse, Juvenile Gangs, Law Enforcement, Age Differences, Antisocial Behavior, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Recidivism
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531. Tel: 202-307-5911; Web site: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/publications/index.html
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; National Center for Juvenile Justice, Pittsburgh, PA.
IES Cited: ED509900