Juvenile arrests for violent crimes [ages 8-17]

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Definitions: Violent crimes includes: Criminal Homicide (murder/manslaughter), Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault

"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 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."

Rates are 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.
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.


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

After July 25, 2013
Population estimates were taken from the Central for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System, July 1, 2000-July 2009 Revised Bridged-Race Intercensal Population Estimates and Vintage 2012 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates Update 2012 to 2014

Prior to July 24, 2013
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.

After July 24, 2013
Population estimates were taken from the Central for Disease Control and Prevention, National Vital Statistics System, July 1, 2000-July 2009 Revised Bridged-Race Intercensal Population Estimates and Vintage 2012 Bridged-Race Postcensal Population Estimates

These population estimates were used to recalculate the rates for years 2002-2012, because they are broken down by single year of age and thus provided a more accurate estimate of the 8-17 year old population in each county.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/bridged_race/data_documentation.htm

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.