Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
Courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled an estimated 1,236,200 cases; down 34% from the peak in 1997.
Visit the newly redesigned National Juvenile Court Data Archive website.
Property offenses accounted for the largest share of the delinquency caseload (36%).
53% of cases involved youth younger than 16, 31% involved females, and 64% involved white youth.
Approximately 116,200 status offense cases were petitioned and formally disposed.
Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy,Practice and Statistics (JJGPS)
State restrictions on waiver of counsel and timing of appointment of counsel.
State structures for organizing juvenile defense and specialized training requirements.
Juvenile defense coverage and outcome data from new sources.
New Resource to Address School Discipline
Referrals to the Juvenile Justice System
NCJFCJ released School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project: A Practice Guidebook.
Provides guidance on implementing judicially-led, multi-system collaborations to address school referrals to juvenile court.
Includes strategies for judges, a structured strategic planning process, and tips for promoting and sustaining the work.
Easy Access to
the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports: 1980-2012
Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) gives users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.
Updated to include data through 2012
More than three decades of national and State data on homicide victims and homicide offenders
Information on the age, sex, and race of victims and offenders, the victim-offender relationship, and the type of weapon used
FAQs describing juvenile homicide victims and juvenile homicide offenders also updated to include data through 2012
Juvenile Populations: 1990-2013
Need to calculate a rate statistic? Get your denominators here. Create your own age groups.
Explore state and county population trends, 1990 - 2013.
Updated to include data through 2013
Population data to support funding proposals - How many youth of “juvenile age” live in your county? What are their age, sex, race, and ethnicity characteristics?
the Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement: 1997-2012
Custom analysis of national data on youth in residential placement facilities and facility characteristics
Detail on the youth's age, sex, race/ethnicity, placement status, length of stay, offense
View state comparison tables describing youth in residential placement facilities
NCJJ has developed several new FAQs regarding the Organization and Administration of Delinquency Services under the Juvenile Justice Structure and Process section of OJJPD's Statistical Briefing Book. These FAQ's were developed through OJJDP's State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC).