Violent Youth Arrests Continue to Fall Nationwide

databit201402_coverButts, Jeffrey A. (2014). Violent Youth Arrests Continue to Fall Nationwide. Research and Evaluation Data Bits [2014-02]. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

Between 2009 and 2013, the rate of youth violence was cut almost in half, falling from 300 arrests per 100,000 juveniles in 2006 to about 160 arrests per 100,000 in 2013. The total arrest rate for violent youth crime has dropped to a new annual low every year from 2009 through 2013.