Butts, Jeffrey A. Butts (1997). Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Courts, 1994. [OJJDP Fact Sheet]. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.
Juvenile courts in the United States processed an estimated 1,555,200 delinquency cases in 1994. Delinquency cases involve juveniles charged with criminal law violations. The number of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts increased 41% between 1985 and 1994. Since 1985, cases involving offenses against persons increased 93%, while property offense cases increased 22% and drug law violation cases increased 62%.