Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report
The National Center for Juvenile Justice, the research division of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, announces the release of Juvenile Offenders and Victims: 2014 National Report, the fourth in a series of comprehensive reports, funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The 2014 National Report draws upon reliable data and relevant research to offer a clear view of juvenile victimization and offending and the justice system's response.
The 2014 National Report draws upon reliable data and relevant research to offer a clear view of juvenile victimization and offending and the justice system's response.
The juvenile arrest rate for Violent Crime Index offenses is at a historically low level, and the number of murders committed by juveniles is at its lowest point in at least three decades.
The juvenile court delinquency caseload continues to decline, reaching its lowest level since at least 1990. However, female juveniles account for a larger share of the delinquency caseload than at any point in the last two decades.
Following a decline since 1999, the juvenile residential placement population reached its lowest level in nearly two decades.
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013
Courts with juvenile jurisdiction handled an estimated 1,058,500 cases; down 44% 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 (35%).
53% of cases involved youth younger than 16, 28% involved females, and 62% involved white youth.
Approximately 109,000 status offense cases were petitioned and formally disposed.
Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy,Practice and Statistics (JJGPS)
Explore highlights across 28 juvenile justice topics.
State arrest, detention and residential placement trends.
Compare the states on transfer to criminal court, defense data, and racial and ethnic fairness indicators.
Recent trends in the resource allocation for advancing reforms with state-level coordinators.
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: 1997-2011
Updated to include data through 2011
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).