Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1985-1994

fs9648Butts, Jeffrey A. Butts (1996). Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1985-1994. [OJJDP Fact Sheet]. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.

In 1994 U.S. juvenile courts handled an estimated 336,100 delinquency cases in which the most serious charge was an offense against a person. Person offenses include assault, robbery, rape, and homicide. The 1994 person offense caseload was 93% greater than in 1985. Person offense cases accounted for 22% of all delinquency cases in 1994, compared with 16% in 1985.