Juvenile Arrests 2009-2014 (ages 8-17)

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Definitions: “Youth are considered to be ‘arrested’ when they are apprehended, stopped, or otherwise contacted by law enforcement agencies and suspected to having committed a delinquent act.  Delinquent acts are those which, if committed by an adult, would be criminal, including crimes against persons, crimes against property, drug offenses, and crimes against the public order.”


Data Source: Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Family Services, Juvenile Justice Programs Office.

Footnotes: Series provides estimates for juvenile arrests for youth ages 8 through 17. 
Updated February 2017.