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ERIC Number: ED505593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Juvenile Arrests, 2007. Juvenile Justice Bulletin
Puzzanchera, Charles
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
This Bulletin summarizes 2007 juvenile crime and arrest data reported by local law enforcement agencies across the country and cited in the FBI report, "Crime in the United States 2007." The Bulletin describes the extent and nature of juvenile crime that comes to the attention of the justice system. It serves as a baseline for comparison for juvenile justice professionals and others seeking to assess the Nation's progress in addressing juvenile crime. The 2007 data bring some welcome news, as the recent trend of modest increases in juvenile arrests in 2005 and 2006 has been broken. The good news is reflected not only in the 2% decline in overall juvenile arrests and the 3% decline in juvenile arrests for violent crimes from 2006 to 2007 but also in the data for most offense categories, for males and females, and for white and minority youth. Although this general trend is indeed encouraging, it should not be misconstrued to provide a rationale for complacency. One area that merits our continued attention is disproportionate minority contact (DMC) with the juvenile justice system. For example, the arrest rate for robbery among black juveniles was more than 10 times that for white youth in 2007. OJJDP remains committed to supporting initiatives to reduce DMC, including improved and expanded delinquency prevention efforts in minority communities. [This bulletin was written with the assistance of Melissa Sickmund and Ben Adams.]
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington, DC 20531. Tel: 202-307-5911; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention