Butts, Jeffrey A., Howard N. Snyder, Terrence A. Finnegan, Anne L. Aughenbaugh and Rowen S. Poole (1996). Juvenile Court Statistics 1994. Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice.
Juvenile Court Statistics 1994 profiles more than 1.5 million delinquency cases and 126,000 status offender cases handled by juvenile courts during 1994. It clearly documents that the challenges facing the juvenile court are considerable – and they are growing. From 1985 to 1994, the number of delinquency cases addressed by juvenile courts increased 41%. Juvenile offenses against persons nearly doubled (increasing 93%) in the same period. The primary purpose of this document is to serve as a reference guide to help policymakers, researchers and the public to better understand the juvenile justice system.