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NCJJ Releases New Data Snapshot on Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in 2016

November 14, 2018

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 to highlight characteristics of delinquency cases handled in juvenile court.

Highlights:JCS 2016

  • More than one-third of delinquency cases involved simple assault or larceny-theft offenses.
  • Youth ages 15 & older accounted for more than 70% of the 2016 delinquency caseload.
  • Overall, more than 1 in 5 delinquency cases involved detention, but the proportion varies by offense.

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This Data Snapshot was adapted from Easy Access to Juvenile Court Statistics an online data analysis tool available from the Statistical Briefing Book.

The latest edition of Juvenile Court Statistics is now available. Download a copy here.

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.