Juvenile Arrests in 2019 Continued Long Downward Trend
The rate of kids younger than 18 who were arrested fell in 2019, but the numbers varied across demographic groups and offenses.
Girls Are Growing Proportion of Juvenile Arrests, Frequently Locked Up for Minor Offenses
Girls make up a larger proportion of juvenile arrests than ever before, and are far more frequently locked up for low-level offenses than boys, according to a research bulletin published recently by the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
In California, African American Youth Experience Highest Rates of Felony Arrest
Rates of felony youth arrests have been declining dramatically across California. According to a recent report by Kids Data, juvenile felony arrest rates have decreased by 73 percent between 1998 and 2015, from 19.6 arrests per 1,000 youth to 5.3.