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New Data Snapshot focuses on trends and characteristics of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth

September 29, 2017

The purpose of the Data Snapshot series is to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic and highlights policy-relevant findings. NCJJ and OJJDP released a new Data Snapshot that focuses on national estimates of delinquency case involving Hispanic youth using data collected by OJJDP's National Juvenile Court Data Archive Project.

  • The number of delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth fell 33% between 2005 and 2014. 
  • Hispanic and white youth are referred to juvenile court for a delinquency offense at similar rates. 
  • In 2014, more than 60% of adjudicated delinquency cases involving Hispanic youth resulted in formal probation.
  • Hispanic youth were more likely than white or black youth to be adjudicated delinquent in 2014.

Download the Data Snapshot from the Statistical Briefing Book:

For more information:

Visit the special topics section of the Statistical Briefing Book for more information about Hispanic youth in the juvenile justice system.


Check out the full list of Data Snapshots available from the Statistical Briefing Book.


Developed for OJJDP by the National Center for Juvenile Justice, the Statistical Briefing Book (SBB) provides timely and reliable statistical answers to the most frequently asked questions from policymakers, the media, and the general public. In addition, the data analysis and dissemination tools available through SBB give users quick and easy access to detailed statistics on a variety of juvenile justice topics.