Violent Youth Crime in U.S. Falls to New 32-Year Low

cover_databit201304_shadowButts, Jeffrey A. (2013). Violent Youth Crime in U.S. Falls to New 32-Year Low. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2013-04]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

After 2008, violent youth crime fell sharply in the United States. In 2008, there were approximately 300 violent youth crime arrests for every 100,000 juveniles in the population. Between 2009 and 2012, the rate of violence plummeted nearly 40 percent to fewer than 190 arrests per 100,000 juveniles. Compared with trends since 1980, the arrest rate for violent youth crime reached a new low every year from 2009 through 2012.


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