Juvenile arrests [ages 8-17]

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Definitions: Data include children under age 18 arrested during the calendar year. Data do not include arrests made by tribal authorities of American Indian youth.

Arrest information is collected for all Part I and Part II offenses according to the age, sex, race, and ethnic origin of the offender. It is not possible, however, to correlate race or ethnic origin with the sex of the offender or specific ages because the information is collected independently, thus limiting analysis. Furthermore, arrest figures cannot be directly related to the number of crimes cleared because arrest totals count all the offenders who have been arrested even if several were involved in the commission of a single offense. Therefore, arrest and clearance totals will only be equal by coincidence.
It should be kept in mind that arrest totals do not indicate the number of different offenders involved in the commission of a crime. A total of four arrests may represent the arrest of four different offenders or the arrest of the same offender on four different occasions. Also, arrest totals do not indicate the number of charges placed against an offender at the time of the arrest.

Rate is arrests per 1,000 youth ages 8-17
Scoring of Offenses: Only the number of those offenses for Part I crimes and simple assault are scored (counted) under the Uniform Crime Reporting program. The method of scoring offenses varies with the type of crime committed, and it is important to remember that the number of offenders does not determine the number of offenses.

For murder and non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault and simple assault, one offense is scored for each victim, regardless of the number of offenders involved. For example, two offenders could be involved in the murder of one victim and in this case only one murder would be scored.

For robbery and larceny-theft, one offense is scored for each distinct operation which is separate in time and place. The number of victims in any one operation does not determine the number of offenses. For example, if seven patrons in a bar are robbed, only one robbery would be counted. However, if the offender then leaves the bar and robs a passer-by, a second offense would be counted.

 For burglary, one offense is scored for each structure which is illegally entered. For UCR purposes, a structure is generally defined as an enclosed, permanently occupied area. However, when the structure is an apartment complex, business or office building in which units are leased for a period of time, one offense is counted for each unit burglarized. The illegal entry of those structures used for the housing of a transient population such as hotel rooms or boarding houses are scored as one burglary regardless of the number of rooms entered. For motor vehicle theft, one offense is scored for each vehicle stolen. For UCR purposes, a motor vehicle is defined as a self-propelled vehicle that runs on land and not rails. For arson, one offense is scored for each occurrence even if a more
serious offense occurred as the result of the arson. Additionally, any attempts to commit any of the above offenses are also counted under the appropriate offense category with the exception of attempted murder which is listed under aggravated assault.

Part I Offenses
Criminal Homicide:
a. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter:
The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. Deaths caused by negligence,
attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths and justifiable homicides are excluded.
Justifiable homicides are limited to : (1) the killing of a felon by a peace officer in the line of duty, or (2) the killing (during the commission of a felony) of a felon by a private citizen.
b. Manslaughter by negligence:
The killing of a person through gross negligence. Traffic fatalities are excluded. While manslaughter by negligence is a Part I offense, it is not included in the Crime Index total.

Forcible Rape: The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will. Statutory rape (no force used and the victim is under the age of consent) is excluded.

Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault: The unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury, usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. Simple assaults are excluded from this count.

Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.

Larceny-Theft: The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another.

Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud.

Part II Offenses
Other (Simple) Assaults: An unlawful attack or attempted attack upon another which does not result in serious injury to the victim and which does not involve the use of a dangerous weapon.

Forgery and Counterfeiting: The making, altering, using, or possessing, with intent to defraud, anything false which is made to appear true.

Fraud: Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or property by false pretenses. Includes bad checks, confidence games, illegal conversion of services, etc., except forgeries and counterfeiting.

Embezzlement: Misappropriation or misapplication of money or property entrusted to one’s care, custody, or control. Includes attempts.

Stolen Property: The buying, receiving, or possessing of stolen property, as well as all attempts to commit.

Vandalism: The willful or malicious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement of real or personal property without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control. Includes attempts.

Weapons: All violations of regulations or statutes that control manufacturing, carrying, using, possessing, and furnishing deadly weapons or silencers. Includes attempts.

Prostitution and Commercialized Vice: Sex offenses and attempted sex offenses of a commercial nature. Includes prostitution, keeping houses of ill fame, pandering, detaining women for immoral purposes, etc.

All Other Sex Offenses: All other offenses against common decency and morals. Includes statutory rape, indecent exposure, incest, and any other sex offenses not previously defined.

Drug Abuse Violations: The unlawful sale, manufacture, use or possession of controlled substances. For UCR purposes, these offenses are broken down into four subcategories: (a) Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine), (b) Marijuana, (c) Synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics which can cause true drug addiction, and (d) Dangerous non-narcotic drugs.

Gambling: Promoting, permitting, or engaging in illegal gambling. Includes bookmaking, number and lottery, etc.

Offenses Against the Family or Children: All charges of nonsupport and neglect or abuse of family or children. Note: Most spousal or child abuse, especially that resulting in injury, has been classified as either simple or aggravated assault.

Driving Under the Influence: Driving or operating any vehicle or common carrier while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Liquor Laws: Violation of any state or local regulatory laws, including sale to minors and drinking on a public conveyance.

Disorderly Conduct: All charges of committing a breach of the peace, including disturbing the peace, unlawful assembly, and drunk and disorderly.

Vagrancy: Violation of state or local statutes pertaining to being a “suspicious character or person, etc.” Includes vagrancy, begging, and loitering (persons over 18).

All Other Offenses:
All violations of state or local regulatory laws except traffic offenses and offenses defined above and below.

Includes kidnaping, extortion, trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia, etc.

Curfew and Loitering Laws (Juveniles): Juvenile violations of local curfew or loitering ordinances.

Runaways (Juveniles): The unlawful truancy from a legal place of residence by a juvenile.

Data Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety, Annual Crime in Arizona report.  

 

The Arizona Uniform Crime Reporting program first began receiving voluntary crime statistics from local law enforcement agencies in January 1975. Prior to this date, agencies submitted their crime data directly to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Arizona Department of Public Safety is responsible for administrating the UCR program for the state and providing necessary assistance and training to the contributing law enforcement agencies.
After the 1992 Arizona legislative session, participation in the UCR program became mandatory. Arizona Revised Statute 41-1750.A.2 directs that the Central State Repository of the Department of Public Safety shall:
“Collect information concerning the number and nature of offenses known to have been committed in this state and of the legal steps taken in connection with these offenses, such other information that is useful in the study of crime and in the administration of criminal justice and all other information deemed necessary to operate the statewide uniform crime reporting program and to cooperate with the federal government uniform crime reporting program.”
Also, Arizona Revised Statute 41-1750.D directs that:
“The chief executive officers of law enforcement agencies of this state or its subdivisions shall provide to the central state repository such information as necessary to operate the statewide uniform crime reporting program and to cooperate with the federal government uniform crime reporting program.”
Statistics are received from local police agencies, county sheriff’s offices, college and university campus police, and state police agencies. Federal agencies and tribal police agencies do not report to the Arizona UCR program and are therefore not included in this publication.
The goal of this publication is to identify the nature and extent of criminal activity in this state. This information will not in itself prevent crime, but it may encourage all segments of society, by understanding the problem, to work together with law enforcement agencies to reduce crime through more effective enforcement.

Population estimates used to determine the rates for 2003 were calculated by taking the percentage of 8-17 year olds in each county according to the 2000 Census Table QTP-2 and multiplying that percentage by the population estimates for 2003 found in Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Population for Counties of Arizona: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003 (CO-EST2003-01-04) from the US Census Bureau, Population Division.

Footnotes: Arrest data may be incomplete due to partial and non-reporting.Below is a list of those agencies within each county who did NOT report complete numbers:

For 2013:

Cochise County - Benson Police Department, Bisbee Police Department, Douglas Police Department, and Tombstone Police Department.
Coconino -  Sedona Police Department.
Gila -  Hayden Police Department.
Graham - Safford Police Department.
Greenlee - : Greenlee County Sheriff’s Office and Clifton Police
La Paz - Parker Police Department.
Maricopa -  Paradise Valley Police Department.
Navajo -  Winslow Police Department.
Pinal -  Kearny Police Department and Superior Police.
Yavapai -  Sedona Police Department and Yavapai County.
Yuma -  Sedona Police Department and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

For 2012:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Cochise County - *TOMBSTONE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Gila County - *GLOBE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND HAYDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Graham County - *SAFFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT 
La Paz County - *PARKER POLICE DEPT. AND QUARTZSITE POLICE DEPT. 
Mohave County - COLORADO CITY MARSHAL'S OFFICE 
Pinal County - *KEARNY POLICE DEPT. AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT.
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA POLICE DEPT. 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND WELLTON MARSHAL'S OFFICE 

For 2011:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Cochise County - *BENSON POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Graham County - *SAFFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Greenlee County - *GREENLEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
La Paz County - *PARKER POLICE DEPT. AND QUARTZSITE POLICE DEPT. 
Maricopa County - *AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *KEARNY POLICE DEPT. AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT. 
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2010:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPT. 
Cochise County - *BENSON POLICE DEPT. ,BISBEE POLICE DEPT., & DOUGLAS POLICE DEPT. 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPT. 
Graham County - *SAFFORD POLICE DEPT. 
Greenlee County - *GREENLEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
La Paz County - *PARKER POLICE DEPT. 
Maricopa County - *AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPT. 
Mohave County - *LAKE HAVASU CITY POLICE DEPT. 
Navajo County - *SHOWLOW POLICE DEPT. 
Pinal County - *KEARNY POLICE DEPT. AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT. 
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA MARSHAL’S OFFICE & SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2009:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPT. 
Cochise County - *BENSON POLICE DEPT. 
Coconino County - *PAGE POLICE DEPT., AND WILLIAMS POLICE DEPT. 
Gila County - *GLOBE POLICE DEPT.,HAYDEN POLICE DEPT. AND PAYSON POLICE DEPT. 
Greenlee County - *GREENLEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
Maricopa County - *AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPT. 
Pinal County - *KEARNY POLICE DEPT. AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT. 
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Yavapai County - *CHINO VALLEY POLICE DEPT. 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2008:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPT. AND SPRINGERVILLE POLICE DEPT. 
Cochise County - *TOMBSTONE MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Coconino County - *PAGE POLICE DEPT. AND WILLIAMS POLICE DEPT. 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPT. AND PAYSON POLICE DEPT. 
Graham County - *SAFFORD POLICE DEPT. 
Greenlee County - *GREENLEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
Maricopa County - *AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPARTMENT
Navajo County - *PINETOP-LAKESIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *KEARNY POLICE DEPT. AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT.

For 2007:
Apache County - *APACHE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPT. 
Cochise County - *TOMBSTONE MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Coconino County - *PAGE POLICE DEPT. AND WILLIAMS POLICE DEP
Graham County - *GRAHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND SAFFORD POLICE DEPT. 
Greenlee County - *GREENLEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
Maricopa County - *AVONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPT.
Navajo County - *NAVAJO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND PINETOP-LAKESIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pima County - *UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *SUPERIOR POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Santa Cruz County - *NOGALES POLICE DEPARTMENT, PATAGONIA MARSHALL’S OFFICE, AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
Yavapai County - *JEROME POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2006:
Apache County - *APACHE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
Cochise County - *DOUGLAS POLICE DEPT. AND TOMBSTONE MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Graham County - *SAFFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Greenlee County - *GREENLEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
La Paz County - *PARKER POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Maricopa County - *AVONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPARTMENT AND BUCKEYE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Navajo County - *PINETOP-LAKESIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *SUPERIOR POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA MARSHALL’S OFFICE 
Yavapai County - *JEROME POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT. AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2005:
Apache County - *APACHE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 
Cochise County - *TOMBSTONE MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Coconino County - *WILLIAMS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Graham County - *GRAHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, PIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND SAFFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Greenlee County - *CLIFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Maricopa County - *AVONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT & AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Mohave County - *COLORADO CITY MARSHAL’S OFFICE 
Navajo County - *NAVAJO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND PINETOP-LAKESIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *SUPERIOR POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Santa Cruz County - *SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE AND PATAGONIA MARSHALL’S OFFICE 
Yavapai County - *JEROME POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SEDONA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT., AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2004:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Cochise County - *TOMBSTONE MARSHAL'S OFFICE 
Coconino County - *WILLIAMS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Graham County - *PIMA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Greenlee County - *CLIFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Maricopa County - *AVONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT & AZ STATE CAPITOL POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - COOLIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Santa Cruz County - *SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE 
Yavapai County - *JEROME POLICE DEPARTMENT AND SEDONA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT., AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2003:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT & MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Greenlee County - *CLIFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Maricopa County - *AVONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT & SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pima County - *SAHUARITA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *ELOY POLICE DEPT., FLORENCE POLICE DEPT., AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT. 
Yavapai County - *CHINO VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT., AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT. 

For 2002:
Apache County - *ST. JOHNS POLICE DEPARTMENT
Cochise County - *DOUGLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Coconino County - *WILLIAMS POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Gila County - *HAYDEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Greenlee County - *CLIFTON POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Maricopa County - *AVONDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Mohave County - *BULLHEAD CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pima County - *SAHUARITA POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Pinal County - *ELOY POLICE DEPT., FLORENCE POLICE DEPT., KEARNY POLICE DEPT., AND SUPERIOR POLICE DEPT. 
Santa Cruz County - *PATAGONIA MARSHAL OFFICE 
Yavapai County - *SEDONA POLICE DEPARTMENT .
Yuma County - *AZ WESTERN COLLEGE POLICE DEPT., AND SAN LUIS POLICE DEPT.