Table I.
Annual Changes in Arrest Rates for All Crimes in the USA - 1995-1999
Juvenile Crime has been falling steadily, and at a faster rate then the decline in adult crime for all five years.

Year                                             Adult arrests                               Juvenile arrests
 
1999 -8% -10%

Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1999


1998 -5% -11%

Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1998


1997 -2% -6%

Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1997


1996 -3% -6%

Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1996


1995 0% -2%

Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1995










Table II.
U.S. Juvenile Arrests as a Percentage of All Arrests, 1995-1999
Overall juvenile arrests as a percentage off all arrest have decreased steadly for the past four years for which data is currently available.

                                       Year                                                  % of Arrests of Juveniles

1999 17.4
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1999


1998 18.0
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1998  (p. 210)


1997 18.7
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1997  (p. 222)


1996 19.0
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1996  (p. 214)


1995 18.3
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1995  (p. 208)








Table III.
 U.S. Juvenile-Perpetrated Offenses Against Family and Children - 1995-1999
Juvenile arrest rates increased faster than adult arrest rates increased in earlier years, but most recent available data (1998-99) show juvenile arrest rates for domestic violence decreasing faster than adult domestic violence arrest rates (-14% vs. -6.5%)





                                       Year                                Juvenile Arrests            Adult Arrests

1999 6,093 86,756
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1999
(Table 38, page 222 and Table 41, page 228)



 
 

1998 6,945 92,831
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1998
(Table 38,  page220 and Table 41, page 226)


1997 6,843 98,154
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1997
(Table 41, page 238 and Table 38, page 232)


1996 5,850 97,950
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1996
(Table 41, page 230 and Table 38, page 225)


1995 5,040 99,912
Source: F.B.I. Uniform Crime Reports - 1995
(Table 38, page 218 and Table 41, page 224)








Table IV.
Arrests  U.S. Arrests for Five Offense Categories by Age Group - 1995-1999
Juvenile arrests have decreased each year for all five offense categories







Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter

                <15           <18               18+                All Ages

1999        114            919                8,808             9,727           Source  (Table 38, page 222)
1998        139            1,470            10,865            12,335          Source  (Table 38, page 220)
1997        183            1,731            11,033            12,764          Source  (Table 38, page 232)
1996        257            2,172            12,275            14,447          Source  (Table 38, page 224)
1995        346            2,560            14,141            16,701          Source  (Table 38, page218)


Disorderly Conduct

                 <15            <18                  18+               All Ages

1999        42,467        113,303            308,359        421,662       Source  (Table 38,  page 222)
1998        46,491        132,410            369,456        501,866       Source  (Table 38,  page 220)
1997        51,212        148,926            412,695        561,621       Source  (Table 38,  page 232)
1996        53,726        159,951            466,967        626,918       Source  (Table 38,  page 224)
1995        46,221        130,467            431,175        561,642       Source  (Table 38   page 218)


Arson

                 <15              <18                  18+              All Ages

1999        3,874            5,791                5,020            10,811         Source  (Table 38,  page 222)
1998        4,199            6,324                5,820            12,144        Source  (Table 38,  page 220)
1997        4,601            6,914                6,917            13,831         Source  (Table 38,  page 232)
1996        4,887            7,302                6,453            13,755         Source  (Table 38,  page 224)
1995        5,268            7,834                7,131            14,965         Source  (Table 38   page 218)


Vandalism

                 <15                <18                 18+              All Ages

1999        33,736            76,319            105,724        182,043       Source  (Table 38,  page 222)
1998        39,716            90,156            123,339        213,495       Source  (Table 38,  page 220)
1997        42,288            94,097            125,397        219,494       Source  (Table 38,  page 232)
1996        46,353            103,333          1130,882      234,215        Source  (Table 38,  page 224)
1995        49,308            104,425          128,277        232,702        Source  (Table 38   page 218)


Weapons Possession

                <15                 <18                18+              All Ages

1999        8,945              27,596            86,284          113,880        Source  (Table 38,  page 222)
1998        10,313            32,232            103,817        136,049        Source  (Table 38,  page 220)
1997        11,160            36,345            116,023        152,368        Source  (Table 38,  page 232)
1996        11,684            39,363            121,795        161,158        Source  (Table 38,  page 224)
1995        13,135            43,211            144,026        187,237        Source  (Table 38   page 218)