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Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2016

"In 2016, juvenile courts in the United States handled 850,500 delinquency cases that involved juveniles charged with criminal law violations, 4% less than the number of cases handled in 2015. From 2005 through 2016, the number of delinquency cases declined 49%, with decreases experienced in all four offense categories: property offense cases (down 54%), public order offense cases (down 51%), person offense cases (down 44%), and drug law violation cases (down 42%). In 2016, property offense cases accounted for the largest proportion (33%) of the delinquency caseload, followed by person offense cases (29%), public order offense cases (25%), and drug offense cases (13%)."

https://www.ojjdp.gov/pubs/252473.pdf?utm_source=JUVJUST041119&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=DelinquencyCases2016&utm_campaign=Delinquency%20Cases



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