Arrests of Juveniles for Violent Crimes

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Arrests of Juveniles for Violent Crimes

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Definitions: Juvenile Violent Crime Arrests count arrests of youth from the ages of 10 through 17 for violent offenses.  Rates of Arrest of Juveniles for Violent Crimes measure the portion of youth arrested for violent offenses, and is displayed as an annual average number of arrests during a given year calculated for every 100,000 youth ages 10 through 17.  Violent offenses include homicide, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. 

Data Source: Arrest data provided by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).  Population data uses U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Division, for appropriate year. Current population data for the state and counties is the average of estimates by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for a given year.

Footnotes: Arrest figures include all arrests for violent crimes during a given year, including repeated arrests of the same individual for different offenses. Several Oklahoma counties reported no juvenile violent crime arrests during the years included.  Changes in the number of arrests may reflect changes in juvenile crime, police activity and/or public policy.

LAST UPDATED OR EDITED: December 22, 2015.