Juvenile Crime Statistic Report

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Juvenile Justice Statistics CJA/374 December 4, 2014 Malcolm King “Every year the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program reports the combined data of arrests made during the previous year. The Federal Bureau of Investigation uses the information to compile a report on Juvenile Crime Statistics for a given year (Snyder 2001). This paper will discuss the overall decrease in juvenile arrests; the increase in drug offenses and simple assaults; implications for juvenile females and members of ethnic and racial minorities; the increase in arrests of juvenile females; the decrease in violent crimes; and the assessment of tracking juvenile arrests as a method of measuring the amount of and trends in juvenile…show more content…
Juveniles were responsible for 16% of the violent crimes and 26% of all the property crimes that were on record throughout the United States. The statistic report shows that the arrest rate for juveniles who were charged with murder is at a rate of 3.8 per 100, 000 juveniles that were arrested in 2008.” The increase in drug offenses and simple assaults According to "Juvenile Justice Bulletin" (2008), “The report lists statistics for the juvenile drug abuse violations in 1994, 2007, and 2008. During the different years listed, the drug abuse violations continue to decrease. The report shows that the drug abuse violations resulted in 180,100 juvenile arrests.” “Simple assaults included in the chart were at zero reported; however, looking under the other assaults in the report there were 18% of the arrests reported to be…show more content…
They track four major offenses in its Violent Crime Index, which are, murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault (Snyder 2001). Juvenile courts and rehabilitation centers are some of the few places that have an obligation to helping children. In today’s society there are many youths male and females who are committing criminal acts, many of whom are minorities. Many of this youth have engaged in some form of illegal activity by the time they reach their 18th birthday,” Puzzanchera (2008). The youths who commit these crimes are often victims of drug/alcohol addiction, abuse, neglect or poverty. Many of these behaviors that they exhibit are considered learned behaviors. They are a gang affiliated or often become victims of the streets. When these youths commit crimes, they are considered juvenile offenders and as an alternative some juveniles are placed in diversion centers. These diversionary programs enable court workers to recognize the need of the minors. These programs could include probation officers, psychologist, social workers and other trained professions. These trained officials acknowledge the need of the minors. As a result of these alternatives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) tracked the criminal behavior of the youth and publicized the statistical

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