Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System

Eileen Poe-Yamagata and Jeffrey A.  Butts (1996). Female Offenders in the Juvenile Justice System. (Statistics Summary.) Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, US Department of Justice.

In recent years, many people have come to believe that the problem of female delinquency is growing faster than the problem of male delinquency. Has there, in fact, been a disparate increase in crime among juvenile females?