Arrests of youth
New Blog Highlights OJJDP's Priority To Treat Children as Children
In a new blog, OJJDP Administrator Liz Ryan discusses treating children as children, one of three priorities that guides the work of OJJDP. This is the first of three blog posts by Ryan during National Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), recognized each October to raise awareness and highlight the need to support justice-involved youth.
"One of my three top priorities as OJJDP...
OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2022
OJJDP/NIJ Fact Sheet Reports Decline in Arrests of Youth for Violent Crimes
Trends in Youth Arrests for Violent Crimes
Webinar with OJJDP's Liz Ryan: Blaming Our Kids Won't Make Us Safe
Statistical Briefing Book Offers Data Snapshot on Trends in Youth Arrests
OJJDP has updated its Statistical Briefing Book with a new Data Snapshot that shows the decline of youth arrests through 2020. The snapshot draws on national arrest estimates from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The data show the number of arrests involving youth fell 84 percent between 1996 and 2020. The data also show the number of youth arrests for violent crime in 2020 was one-third the...
Arrests of Youth Declined Through 2020
Exploring Disproportionate Minority Contact in the Juvenile Justice System Over the Year Following First Arrest
A Within-Individual Examination of the Predictors of Gun Carrying During Adolescence and Young Adulthood Among Young Men
Youth Arrests Drop to Lowest Level in 40 Years
OJJDP and the National Institute of Justice have released "Juvenile Arrests, 2019." This bulletin shows juvenile arrests rates have dropped to their lowest level in 40 years.
Findings show that in 2019, law enforcement agencies made an estimated 696,620 arrests of youth under age 18—the lowest number since at least 1980. In addition, juvenile arrests overall fell 58 percent between 2010 and 2019, although patterns vary by...